who is taking the eggs?

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

  1. shill12508

    shill12508 Hatching

    Nov 19, 2017
    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

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    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

    Jan 19, 2018
    SE Wisconsin
    My Coop
    I'm thinking it may be a skunk, since it didn't attack your birds.
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