Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by littlechick2000, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. littlechick2000

    littlechick2000 Chirping

    Jul 25, 2015
    South Carolina
    I had a chick hatching yesterday and into the night. I went to the coop today looking forward to meeting my third chick of this hatch but she was dead. Drug into the corner farthest from the nest. She was bloody and chewed up. The coop is raised up fairly high from the ground (yes im moving the chicks to a new coop so they don't fall and die) and we have a price of metal with small holes covering the entrance. Mice are the only thing I could think to do this. I know it's not ants because I've seen ants eat a chicken. The chick still looked like a chick but with one eye bloody and missing and a hole in its side but no intestines missing. Id like some more opinions
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    Could be the hen sensed something wrong with the chick and nature took its course.
  3. ChristopherMic

    ChristopherMic The Poultry Guy

    Apr 2, 2016
    New York

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