What predator eats chickens head off???

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Half-a-dozen, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Besides a coon..... I dont think its a coon. I saw a skunk. Would they do it???
    We came back from a two day camping trip and something pulled two of my 5 week old silkies right thru the chicken wire. all that was left was a pile of feathers and some guts smooshed on the fencing. The third silkie it ate off the head and the body was still lying next to the fence.

    I am not having much luck with these silkies!!!! [​IMG]
    There is no evidence of an actual "break-in". Just some digging around the perimeter where the lil ones slepped outside.... [​IMG] There were tiny lil paw prints there.

    Would a Skunk eat a chicken like that??? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2008
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Coon or a dog/fox/coyote.
     
  3. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Possums and Raccoons, in our area.
     
  4. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So not a skunk???? AAAhhhggg!!! that means something else is out there?? [​IMG]
     

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