Predator problem

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by matt31014, May 12, 2008.

  1. matt31014

    matt31014 Out Of The Brooder

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    The other day my father was checking his chickens and something had pulled a chickens head through the fence and just ate the head. I was wondering if anyone has had a similar problem and what type of predator you think it might be.
     
  2. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. dfunnyfarm

    dfunnyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of years ago I lost a couple of my older chicks to a feral cat it did the same thing just ate the head off.
     
  4. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Most likely a coon.
    JJ
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Another person on here had the same problem not to long ago and found out it was a coon. They are very clever. Was this during the day or during the night? If night, I'd say that those chickens need to be locked in tight every night. That coon knows where dinner is now and will be back. You can bet on that one!
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    My friend had the same problem and it was a racoon! They like to grab and pull through the fence.
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Raccoon.
    sorry for the loss.
     
  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same thing happen a few years ago. Raccoons killed 3 of my birds that way.
     
  9. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    This is the reason NOT to have chain-link fence or chickenwire for your runs.

    Be pro-active about predators - don't wait until your whole flock is gone before you make your run/coop predator-proof by using hardware cloth, or strong small-holed wire fencing.
     

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