- Sep 17, 2020
Help!!! I went out to get my chickens all stocked up with food and water before I go to my family’s house a few hours away for three days… when I went in the coop I noticed a hole had been dug in from the outside. Honestly, I feel like a moron for not noticing this sooner… my dog has been sniffing around the edge of the chicken coop A TON and she she doesn’t normally, but I figured she was just into the smell of the coop or something. I’m pretty nervous, I live in the absolute middle of the woods in central Massachusetts, and we have just about every predator known to go for chickens, and we lost an entire flock to predators about 15 years ago. The hole can’t be more than 2 1/2 inches wide, but there’s a lot of them. I’m hoping they’re too narrow to possibly be a fishercat. I took a picture of one of the holes from the inside and out, and when I found the others (about four other entry points all around the coop, however none of the other make it all the way inside) I just quickly started barricading. Does anyone have any idea what it might be? Rats? The paths seem to all gravitate towards where the girls lay their eggs.