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  1. luvmypets

    luvmypets Songster

    Mar 17, 2013
    East Coast
    I have had sevral chickens die. I lost chicks a few weeks ago obviously to rats. We baited and set traps but we have caught nothing. Anyways could rat bites cause death?

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    I'm sure it's possible? How old are your chickens that have died recently? Other than deceased, what are the conditions of the dead chickens when you find them? Wounds? Are several dead at once? I am wondering about a weasel??

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