strange holes

gameboygal12

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I went to go feed my chickens, and I this hole a little smaller then a fist. I shoved a rock in it. then the next day, I see a hole dug around it! then I plugged it up with another rock. nothing dug around it. then a month later, i see about 3 tiny holes leading into the chicken pen! what do you think it is? and how do I stop whatever it is from digging tunnels?
 

77horses

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Ugh rats...I would hate to have those around here.
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They eat chicken's eggs and the really large ones sometimes even eat baby chicks.
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But it could also be a mole or chipmunk or something? Depending on where you live (the climate, too), if it's cold out then it wouldn't be a snake. They hibernate in winter. But it could also be a weasel (I hope not!
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), or if the holes are really small and don't go down very deep (like a small animal snout had been poking into it), then that would be a skunk. They use their snouts to make little puncture holes to find those nasty grub things at night. But from your description, I don't think it would be a skunk.


Good luck and I hope whatever it is, it doesn't bother your chickens at all!
 

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