Predator help!!

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  1. quaildale1

    quaildale1 Just Hatched

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    so three weeks ago ive been having some predator come and eat my chickens heads off and then after we barricaded the chickens it killed 8 of our baby Muscovy, and also ate some of out kittens. so then 3-4 weeks later it has now came back my aunts chickens (same farm) something killed 5 of her big chickens and for four chickens it ate the butt out of them and there was a rooster and it tore that up and ate almost everything on it then the next day nothing happened. so we waited and its been coming every other day so then it came again it somehow unlocked our chicken cage because the door was wide open and no other chickens got out we have about 30 in that coop and killed one of our chickens and ate the butt out of my big grey cochin hen but then she was still alive you could see everthing hanging out of her intestines and other nasty stuff so that we had to put her out of her misery because there was no way we could stitch it. so then next day we set a live trap and fly bait mixed with jelly and put it out it did eat the poison that was outside but didnt go in the trap. and now today we put big panels fences everywhere around the chicken pens and it some how got in and killed my cuckoo maran hen and ate the behind out. and ate a bowl of poison outside. What animal is doing this to my ducks and chickens and how do i get rid of it??
     
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  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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  3. quaildale1

    quaildale1 Just Hatched

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    We live in Brodhead Wisconsin and ok
     
  4. Beer can

    Beer can Overrun With Chickens

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    It's common for a weasel to take the heads off chickens. Sounds more like a raccoon though. Could try a live trap with bait.
     
  5. quaildale1

    quaildale1 Just Hatched

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    thats what we tried with one of our dead chickens but apparently it took the food and got out and the trap was set off so we thought it was some big animal.
     
  6. Wavechickens

    Wavechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a owl attack our flock, the damage was mostly to their backs, from neck to butt. She had claw marks on her chest were the owl attacked her the first time. Her feathers were all over the place. What's happening to yours doesn't sound like that, but any info is helpful hopefully. Good luck.
     
  7. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Raccoons can be very smart when it comes to traps. I keep a game camera around my pen so I know what's coming around. When I found out a raccoon was coming around a few nights during a week I set a large live trap and I used some leftovers from the fridge and covered the trap so that the only way to get to the food was to go inside. Luckily I was able to catch him in one try with this method. He was a mean bugger too, so I didn't feel so bad about it. Luckily my coop and run are very secure but I knew he wouldn't give up trying.
     
  8. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Since its getting through the pig panels I don't think it's THAT big. What size trap are you using, though?

    A game camera really does help in a situation like this...
     
  9. quaildale1

    quaildale1 Just Hatched

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    our neighbor did spot a fox with a rabbit in its mouth a few weeks ago but then we see a whole bunch of some other kind of foot print and plenty of raccoon
     
  10. quaildale1

    quaildale1 Just Hatched

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    it didnt get through the panels because the holes are only 1 inch wide it somehow found a hole somewhere
     

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