some thing killing my chickens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by pinetop, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. pinetop

    pinetop New Egg

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    i have dealt with just about every kind of predator you can think of here in south mississippi but this one has got me stumped .
    in the last 6 days i have found 5 blue berchin marans dead one at a time go in the pin and there will be a dead brid laying under or at the bottom of the roost the only damage to body is a small hole 1 inch 1.5 inch in soft rear uder tail going in to gut area no head or kneck damage i have never seen this before at frist i thought 8 month old hen died and other hens picked the dead one but know i am shure this is some kind of predator i have moved the other brids to deffernt pin but i still have brids on ether side of the pin i removed the brids from help if you can
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  2. coonhoundmama87

    coonhoundmama87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My best guess is some kind of weasel. They usually go or that area. Sucks something is getting them :(
     
  3. maxsgoldens

    maxsgoldens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weasels and stoats bite at the back of the neck and suck blood out of the body. That's sounds like a very weird way to kill a chicken I have no idea what that could be.
     
  4. Rocky64

    Rocky64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard of an animal that will kill prey and pull the inards out through the back end to eat them, if only I could remember what predator that is...
     
  5. maxsgoldens

    maxsgoldens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's sounds disgusting
     
  6. Rocky64

    Rocky64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have also heard that pheasants will do that if their cage is over-crowded.
     
  7. maxsgoldens

    maxsgoldens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kept a lot of pheasants but they have never done anything like that......
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sounds fairly typical of an opossum kill. Have you tried baiting a live catch trap with part of a chicken carcass?
     
  9. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I agree with Sourland. I've read that is typical of Opossum kill.
     

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