We live in Georgia. Backyard pen, small holes in ground inside pen about 1 inch diameter. Eggs are broken and insides are gone. What predator do you think we have, and how do we get rid of it?? any suggestions would be appreciated.
You could try traps, flooding the holes, or poison placed where the chickens or other pets can't reach it. Rodents are tough to get rid of. I would strongly suggest that you pick up the feeders every night. Taking away the food source might help a bit.
simple snaptraps work excellent for me. i put the trap in a small enclosed box(tall enuf for the trap to snap) and block it so chickens can't get into it and re-use many times. cheap, humane(kills quick), and I DO NOT have visable rodents(until they're trapped, anyhoo) feed appears untouched by small critters.