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

    Aug 27, 2007
    at the zoo usually
    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

    Jun 22, 2008
    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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