Raccoon or Skunk?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fussy8, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. Fussy8

    Fussy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My small coop was attacked by a creature that left behind dark black poop, and pulled the neck of my rooster and left my hen headless. My hens breast was scooped out threw the wire and the neck was chewed on. My rooster is lifting his head a little and took some water but he was left in the sun. He is hanging on a thread an di have him inside. Please help me! It seems as if his neck has been streched far to wjere his craw is higher. Please help me figure out who did this and if i can help my baby!!
     
  2. My 3 Babies

    My 3 Babies Out Of The Brooder

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    Raccoon. A skunk would just spray.
     
  3. Fussy8

    Fussy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? I just went out again and it smells like skunk...
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think skunk as well. The portions of the bird attacked/eaten are exactly what raccoons eat. Skunks usually just prey on small, weak birds, or eat eggs.

    Also, in regards to the smell, male raccoons are said to have a smell similar to that of a skunk. So that could be what you are smelling.
     
  5. Fussy8

    Fussy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh interesting! Thank you so much! I hope to catch the bugger!!
     

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