What could be killing my chickens eating eggs and how can I stop it

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Jensfunfarm, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Jensfunfarm

    Jensfunfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Finding at least one dead chicken every morning. The head has been taken off and all the blood drained. Can't figure out how something is getting in the coop.
    Any help on what to look for and/or how to stop it.
     
  2. TOP KNOT

    TOP KNOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like you have a raccoon. Go over your coop up and down.(do you have pics of your coop?) They climb, crawl, and squeeze.Look and press around for loose or weak wire. A mink or weasel can go through a 1'' hole. If I were you I would get a trap and bait it with cat food or I would sit quietly out there with a 22.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    My Coop
    It could be a weasel, mink, or skunk but it most likely is a raccoon.
     

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