- Apr 23, 2013
Me and my brother had to get 25 baby chicks for our 4-H project about a month ago. We got Cornish Rocks, Leghorns, and Wyandottes (idk how to spell that lol). The day we got them, one of the Leghorns died from food getting lodged into it's throat (she was gone within 10 minutes after we got home), so we were left with 24. Then Sunday morning, we lost four chickens to a raccoon (we have some proof that it was). They were bitten on their back ends. Me and my dad enclosed any areas that could've let any predator in with fencing wire. But then today, we lost another one, but it couldn't have been a raccoon, it had no way of getting in. Any ideas of what might have killed my girl? Five of our Cornish Rocks were bitten (or something) yesterday, but still alive, and we separated them from the rest. I don't want to lose anymore chickens, so whatever is killing them needs to go. Thanks in advance!!