who is taking the eggs?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by shill12508, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. shill12508

    shill12508 Hatching

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    No eggs for a couple days; I didn't think much about it because they just started laying again a week or 2 ago. We live in the Hudson Valley, 3 nor'easters in a few weeks, snow just melting.

    But then I found these today, 4 to 15 feet from the coop, in their run.

    The girls are all ok and appear content. I walked around the perimeter and could not find obvious signs of invasion.

    Any thoughts who the culprit is?
     

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  2. RonP

    RonP Crowing

    I am surprised the girls did not finish off the shells...
     
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  3. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    Looks like it could be a rat. I would think the hens would eat the shells, too.
     
  4. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I'm thinking it may be a skunk, since it didn't attack your birds.
     
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