Who is eating an stealing my chickens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ilovechickens, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. ilovechickens

    ilovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any Idea what would kill two chickens, one dead and whole, the other dead with the breast cavity and all insides gone, and another two just gone. The two dead ones were laying side by side in the center of their pen. There was no commotion the night of the killings.
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    rats? weasel? the ones that are just "gone" were probably taken by hawks or some bird of prey.
     
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. ilovechickens

    ilovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have bird netting over the top of the outside pens, they might get in, but they would have a very difficult time getting out. I found feathers that went into the woods, and just ended.
     
  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like member of the weasel family. You have to get your coop sealed against them. No openings big enough for an object the size of a hot dog. Very sorry to hear this.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2008
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry about your birds. I agree, it sounds like a weasel. Bad critter. :thun
     

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