unidentified predator

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jeche57, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. jeche57

    jeche57 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 23, 2009
    i have rhode island reds 12 in all,its an open coop from the front only,i found a dead chicken in the corner she was about 6 months old.her head and neck and part of the chest were gone no parts in site,i found her the next morning,feathers where in 2 main places and some scattered,big blood spot about 10 feet from were she was left.there must have been a lot of chasing food bowl was turned over and a few other signs of struggle,the rest of the chickens where hiding in places and scared.i have not had any problems with predators in the 4 months ive had them,ANY IDEAS ON WHAT IT MIGHT BE? from reading on here sounds like a raccoon or owl.i really havent seen or heard anything i appreciate your input thx jeff
  2. catfish/okie

    catfish/okie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Raccoon. I bet.
  3. Roy

    Roy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2007
    Central Illinois
    It was probably a coon. You might want to secure your birds. It WILL be back...
  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    I would think a coon would eat more, not just the parts and bits and pieces.
    A coon took one of my chickens and all we found was one wing and two feet.

    I read a while back about something that ate the insides, I think it was a fishercat but I'm not sure.

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