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What animal eats only the head?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by WILLJ, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. WILLJ

    WILLJ New Egg

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    I woke up this morning to find my pullet's head eatin. The only thing left from the head, was the beak. What will do this????????
     
  2. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Coon..they will eat the entire bird and leave the legs behind or sometimes only eat the head.
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Weasel, coon, or any other small-medium sized predator. Most will start with the head. If they are disturbed that is all that is eaten.

    Sorry you lost your pullet.

    Matt
     
  4. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Texas
    Coon. Sorry for your loss.
     
  5. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    Sounds like a possum to me.
     
  6. FlipFlopFarmer

    FlipFlopFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    big wood rats do that here
     
  7. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stoat, weasel, coon, Mink, Ferrit. any of those. Young chicks Rat but they usually eat the whole thing and they don;t usually go for bigger birds. Wild Cat takes the whole bird and so do birds of prey. Domestic cats don;t usually touch chickens at all, though sometimes they will take unguarded chicks again not just the head.

    Sorry for your loss.

    Oesdog
     
  8. bufforpingtons13

    bufforpingtons13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I seen a hawk do it to one of my hens.
     
  9. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    Definitely, hawk will pop off the head, if it's head and heck, I'd say possum.
     
  10. WILLJ

    WILLJ New Egg

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    Thank you for the feedback! I live in central Florida, can I kill raccoons or anything that threatens my chickens? I live in the county.
    Thanks!
     

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