What would just take the head?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by farmqueen, May 26, 2008.

  1. farmqueen

    farmqueen Out Of The Brooder

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    Last night something killed one of our chickens -- only the head was gone and a few feathers. . . whatever it was didnt dig in, so it would have to be somehting that can climb, any ideas?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Weasels will often just eat the head.
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Raccoon.
     
  4. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have an Owl problem! [​IMG]
     
  5. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    weasel, mink, skunk... racoons usually will take the whole bird.
     
  6. flip9109

    flip9109 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    owls often do that to pheasants. they grab them by the head and it won't hold the weight esp. with the quick jerking movements they make as they grab and go.
     
  7. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    if nothing dug in, sometimes a racoon will reach through and grab the chicken and because it won't fit through the fence they take the head.
     
  8. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    mink
     
  9. farmqueen

    farmqueen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I was thinking possum, but it could be a coon . . . is there anything I can do?
     
  10. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Find every hole or gap bigger than a quarter and seal it.
     

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