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What killed my chicken?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TessSiemer, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. TessSiemer

    TessSiemer New Egg

    Dec 8, 2015
    Hi, sorry this photo might be a bit graphic but this is the third chicken we have lost to a mysterious predator in two weeks and we are down to only 4 chickens now.

    Any idea what is killing these ladies?


    Thanks so much!
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    Jun 24, 2012
    Wolcome to BYC and sorry for your loss.

  3. hayley3

    hayley3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    So sorry for your loss...When were they killed? Night or daytime? Did you see any evidence of how they got in? Were your birds locked up? I've read raccoons also eat breast meat or just the head, but also so does a possum that finds the kill. Did all the birds look the same way when you found them?
  4. MIRanger

    MIRanger Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 21, 2015
    CSRA (Georgia)
    Without knowing more about the area and time I would say it was likely a Possum. Hope you get it figured out.

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