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skunks as predators?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 5chickenmutts, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. 5chickenmutts

    5chickenmutts Out Of The Brooder

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    Are skunks interested in chickens as food? Or are they just looking for my chickens food?
    Spotted a baby skunk this morning REALLY close to where our 8 week old chicks are free ranging.
     
  2. boochaces

    boochaces Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hope not!!! i just witnessed a mom and six itty bitty babies run across the back of our property the other day. yikes.
     
  3. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, skunks will kill and eat chicks and eggs but generally won't go after big hens and roosters.
     

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