PLEASE HELP ,two hens killed last night

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by john20000, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. john20000

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    [i got up this morning to find two of my hens with there heads completely gone,feathers everywhere , one was half eaten as well.
    the coop is completely fenced off , it looks like something has come under there house and through the hatch , its only a three inch gap under the house, so must be something small , it has took the chickens from the house and tried to pull the chickens under , but they are too big and they were wedged under , what so small could do this?? where i live i back onto the moors but have never seen a predator..
     
  2. Gallo del Cielo

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    What region of the world do you live?
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Weasel of some variety. Sorry for your losses.
     
  4. john20000

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  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Check spot where critter forced its way in. May indicate critters maximum size. Half-eaten chicken requires a critter larger than chicken unless more than one predator.
     
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    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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