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Track or mark on coop

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by szczur, May 16, 2016.

  1. szczur

    szczur Out Of The Brooder

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    Anybody know what caused this mudprint?? Orangutan? The bolt on top is 4 inches wide. Maybe it was the neighbor's kid, he is a little hyper about my chickens. No other prints but misc scratching on the bottom from critters.
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  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Your location would help.
     
  3. bigoledude

    bigoledude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let's, for the moment, suspect it might be the neighbor's kid? Do you suppose he walked over on his hands through the mud?
     
  4. szczur

    szczur Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm cracking jokes! The beast didn't get in...so I'm happy I didn't lose my chickens. I...kind of doubt a human would twist his thumb in such a way trying to open the coop, but I wouldn't put it past him to have muddy hands and jump up trying to get at the latch...he is 6 and makes mud pies...etc. The coop is on 2 1/2 ft legs and the latch for the human door is in the middle so something jumped up and climbed on it.

    Edited to add: Although if anyone knows what this print is, I'd appreciate your advice. I'll look up that predator and see what else I can do to deter it, since obviously it is after my chickens now and knows where they sleep.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2016

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