Strange markings

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Stargazer04, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Stargazer04

    Stargazer04 In the Brooder

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    So yesterday I woke up threw and threw scratch for my chickens, then I took care of my other animals and at sometime during the afternoon I checked on them and they were fine so a few hours later I go to put them up and at the chicken coop in their dirt area (where the scratch was) and their was very strange looking markings in the dirt almost like somebody spread out three of there fingers and drew it in the dirt and this was everywhere! (cant get any photo's, which sucks) all of my chickens are alive and unharmed but I couldnt see any dents in my fence so im putting up a electrical fence today, any ideas of what it might be?
    (P.S no it was not the chickens scratching these markings were to far for chicken toes)

    EDIT: They are always able to leave their run but they wanted to stay inside, it was day time when i threw their scratch but night time when i closed their coop
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2018
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  2. townchicks

    townchicks Crowing

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    Were the chickens in their run, or loose? Were these scratchings inside or outside the run? Did you happen to get a picture? Was this during the day? These things are not too clear in your post. I'm thinking dog, but it's hard to guess without more details.
     
  3. chuckachucka

    chuckachucka Crowing

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    I have no idea but three lines would indicate three prominent toes and the only things I can think of with those kind of toes are birds...:idunno
     
  4. Jenile Volz

    Jenile Volz Sergeants Wife

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    Because when they jump back, to dig.. the toe marks would be bigger haha
    It’s your birds :)
     
  5. Northern.Ontario

    Northern.Ontario Songster

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    It was aliens. Does ET have 3 fingers?
     
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  6. Stargazer04

    Stargazer04 In the Brooder

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    oh my gosh thank you so much!! I was so worried, you just earned your self a new follower! Thank you again, im so happpy!
     
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  7. Stargazer04

    Stargazer04 In the Brooder

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    A alien! No wonder..... I will make tin-foil hats ASAP for my chickens!
     
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  8. FarmerGirl101

    FarmerGirl101 Songster

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    Try a game camera as you can have a video of it
     
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  9. Stargazer04

    Stargazer04 In the Brooder

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    we do have alot of birds sence we live in the forest.
     
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  10. Stargazer04

    Stargazer04 In the Brooder

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    it rained, the scratch marks are gone i couldnt get a photo/video of it D:
     
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