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what is going on.????

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by adorable, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. adorable

    adorable Songster

    Aug 7, 2007
    near ottawa ontario
    Last night something got into my barn and took 2 baby chicks and eat the head off out and the insides. But the think is It dug under the barn floor and along the wall where the cement mets the outside walls.Made like a tunnel and rocks everywhere ,so it was digging. And got into the pen with the 2 mothers with 20 babies chicks under them for the night. The mother hen lost some feathers and all of her tail feathers. I dont know what it was. But i do know that it was small. Well i think. My husband made a live trap ,,I am moveing all the chicks and hens to a cage for the night and out in the morning. Untill i caught this thing,,,, Any suggestions on what it might be. I have other chickens in the barn.Nothing else was touched. but babies.

  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Hopefully the trap will catch whatever it is. I had something getting my eggs. I put a camera in my coop and discovered Rats. I put some Decon and a Rat Bar I got from TSC under the floor where the birds can't get to. I found a dead Rat under my wood pile, (also where the birds can't get to it) so at least one down.
  3. adorable

    adorable Songster

    Aug 7, 2007
    near ottawa ontario
    Good one. I dont have a camera.But i will get it sooner or later.[​IMG]
  4. Capone

    Capone Songster

    Jul 27, 2009
    Rhode Island
    where do you live, do you have weizles
  5. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Songster

    Aug 17, 2009
    SE Pennsylvania
    Weazles can get through the smallest spaces, and a common thing to look for is the head eating. [​IMG]
  6. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    North of Nashville
    Racoons eat the heads and insides. Make sure the cage you put them in for the night has VERY small wire, 1/2" or less or they will be pulled through in pieces if it is a racoon. Also put a lock on the door, they are adept at opening doors and gates too.

    Awful things!
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    With it being baby chicks missing, I would also think it's rats. We have terrible rats here, and that's what usually happens.

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