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What ate my chicken

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by neb2810, May 17, 2016.

  1. neb2810

    neb2810 New Egg

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    One if my chickens was eaten all that remained was the wings (which were separated from the body) and the legs with the butt and git's attached everything else was gone. I was wondering if any of you knew why are my chicken.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Raccoon, opossum are prime suspects. Fox and coyote will usually carry the whole bird away.
    It could be other things depending on what predators are in your area and time of day/night.

    Where do you live and what time of day did it happen?
     
  3. neb2810

    neb2810 New Egg

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    It happened a night and there are lots of opposing in the area.The weird thing is that my dogs were in the coop the same time it happened but the dogs can't get in.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    If we knew what part of the world you lived in we could make more suggestions.

    Most predators come out just after dusk - and then return several more times through the night.
     
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  5. neb2810

    neb2810 New Egg

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    I live in the Midwest.
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Overrun With Chickens

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    So many predators have the same MO. The real question should be, "How did something get into my coop, and what do I need to do to prevent it from happening again?" If your dogs can't get into your coop, how did they get in there, and are you sure they didn't eat your chicken?
     
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  7. neb2810

    neb2810 New Egg

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    I have a giant limestone coop with four iner pens and two doors to the out side one pen that has a door to the outside I left open for my dogs the pen next to it isn't fully protected it only has a wall going half the way to the roof and the ogre half isn't closed up unlike the rest of the pens. But I have resolved it by movin my pups out of the coop.
     

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