No Eggs!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ninjascrub69, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there are no eggs in the coop, the hens havnt been stressed, and i havnt seen any signs of rats, i keep seeing a chipmunk in the coop eating the feed, is it possable that he's taking the eggs? i cant figure it out [​IMG]
     
  2. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Where are you located? It could be anyting from the heat to a theiving predator. How secure is your coop and run? How is it constructed? How big are the largest openings?
     
  3. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im in michigan so its not the heat and the only openings are coverd with chicken wire
     
  4. pokemonchicken

    pokemonchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    you know i have no idea sorry i could'nt help:)[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  5. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    While chipmunks have been known to eat the occasional bird egg, I doubt your culprit is a chipmunk. Sound more like a snake to me. I'd guess a fox snake or a rat snake. Could be a weasel or mink, too.
     
  6. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats probably it, ive been seen a few rat snakes near the coop
     
  7. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Quote:Yip. That's probably yer culprit. [​IMG]
     
  8. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there anything i can do to get rid of them?
     
  9. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Secure the coop so that snakes can't get in. They might even be inside under the litter or even in the nest box.
     

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