predator?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by andrew6d9, May 8, 2011.

  1. andrew6d9

    andrew6d9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My friend said that his chickens where killed over a week. about 2 every night and nothing was left. He has small wire and he can't find anything like a hole. What is it?[​IMG]
     
  2. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    Sorry about your friends chickens. A little more info may be helpful. Sounds like a raccoon. But again, a little more info.
     
  3. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Does his run have a closed top. Many predators like raccoons can climb. Minks can fit trough very small openings, although not through small wire.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Mink, weasel, possum, raccoon, fox, coyote, bobcat, fisher, skunk, dog, feral cat, GHO, hawk, and the list goes on. Everything likes to eat chickens. Without more information there is no way of narrowing down the list.
     
  5. Britney

    Britney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your post is vague. Could a human being stealing them? It sounds to me like your saying that the chickens are just disappearing.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2011
  6. nelsonsflock

    nelsonsflock Out Of The Brooder

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    We've had a couple of predators break in our fenced in "chicken play yard" attached to their coop which we thought was secure. In our experiences a bobcat and a raccoon can sneak through even the smallest gaps in fence and even push through a fence attached with industrial staples. I hope you find the predator...have you tried setting out a live trap? In order to find the last predator (a raccoon) we set out a live trap with tuna and caught the coon in no time at all.

    Good Luck!
     

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