raccoon or what?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by australorp, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. australorp

    australorp Songster

    Feb 12, 2009
    ok, night before last I was too tired and left my coops open, in the morning atleast 8 dead chicken bodies, some headless. Last night I closed their coops. something grabbed some chickens that dont perch and pulled half the chicken through the bottom of the fence. tore head off and began eating the animal on top of a chicken nest outside the coop. it also hurt an easter egger ate her comb. First killings in over two years, since I got my chicken netting. Wich is all around the coops. I did hear cats fighting later that morning. But my neighber thinks it's a coon, his chickens were killed by coons. Raccon or what?
  2. lowry075

    lowry075 Songster

    Mar 29, 2011
    Southern California
    Sounds like it. Read the sticky on poultry predator identification which is located at the top of the predators and pest page.

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