What in the world could have done this? WARNING GRAPHIC

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by BooneHillbilly, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. BooneHillbilly

    BooneHillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I come home to find this poor chicken like this.. Something pulled its head and next out of its body and proceeded to eat the insides... Opossum, coon??? I am totally baffeled at this one...
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  2. mamachicken888

    mamachicken888 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a coon.
     
  3. ambrosia

    ambrosia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raccoon... at least that is my best guess... so sorry.
     
  4. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coon..better get a live trap set tonight...he will be back. They will not stop until they kill every bird you have.
     
  5. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Yea, probably reached through and grabbed her neck. [​IMG]
     
  6. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Bobcats will do the same, won't stop till all are dead. [​IMG]
     
  7. darin367

    darin367 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    coon or possum....... get your trap set, load your gun, secure your coop..... they will be back until you kill them or they kill your entire flock.... it's you or them my friend....
     
  8. OldChurchEggery1

    OldChurchEggery1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I concur with all other posters. It was likely a raccoon. We caught a massive boar coon at Halloween this year after he killed a half a dozen of my best chickens. All of the damage was the same- necks stripped of feathers or gnawed through and the main body cavity eaten.
     
  9. Buttercup1979

    Buttercup1979 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a newbie and want to prevent this. Were your chickens out of the coop? Was the coop opened by the coon, or a hole dug? Did this happen in the day or night? This info will help me building my coop. I want an open bottom run but if the coons dug under I will take my dad's advice and make it a screened bottom. I am so sorry this happened to you. I have a two year old and four year old and while they need to learn about these kinds of things I'd like to prevent this from happening if I can.
     
  10. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    One of my friends had a chickens crop yanked out from a coon and still showed it and it got 2nd [​IMG] but it healed of course.
     

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