Not my chickens - squirrels! We have found 3 dead squirrels in 3 days next to or on our compost pile. We have always had a lot of squirrels - and we have always had the same old compost pile. This is our first fall with chickens (4 of them) and the only thing which is different this year is that now our compost pile is full of chicken poo. Could chicken poo kill them? Our fear, of course, is that whatever is killing the squirrels might be a danger to the chickens, too. The girls seem fit as fiddles - and they aren't free ranging, so we are not worried about them eating the dead squirrels. Anyone have any ideas what this could be - or who we should contact?