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Skunk!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Tikkajazz94, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Today I had a Skunk in are barn that was least than 10 feet away from my chicken coop.
    I know that skunk kill chickens to get to the eggs, So why would the skunk eat the deer in the barn and the cat food?
     
  2. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    The deer meat and cat food were easier to get, I assume. The skunk didn't have to waste energy hunting them. It will go after chickens and eggs though.
     
  3. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a resident skunk here at the house and the one time he got into a pen he did not bother the birds. They will mostly hunt grubs in the lawn or as you say eat the cat/dog food then be about their merry way.
    Basically they are a timid animal that avoids confrontation. Several neighborhood dogs though have learned to avoid our place.
     
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Skunks are like any other animal, they will take the least risky option for a meal if given the opportunity.
     

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