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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

    Jul 8, 2012
    Graniteville, Vermont
    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

    Jun 20, 2012
    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

    Jun 15, 2011
    Nova Scotia
    yes, skunks will kill and eat chicks and eggs but generally won't go after big hens and roosters.

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