what killed my chicken??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lonewolf308, May 25, 2012.

  1. lonewolf308

    lonewolf308 Hatching

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    Found a chicken dead with half its breast eaten laying under the steps going into the coop.must have happened last night or early this morning. No holes big enough for any predators to enter their coop I'm stumped and don't won't it to happen again. Any suggestions? They're 3 months old and other than the occasional neighbor cat sitting on the coop we haven't had a problem.
     
  2. besjoux

    besjoux Chirping

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    Are you sure you don't have a small hole enough for a weasel? My friend had hens that we taken out by weasels in the same manner. They only need a one inch diameter hole.
     
  3. lonewolf308

    lonewolf308 Hatching

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    Caught a small skunk hopefully that was it. Thanks for the advice.
     

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