Wierd Poop in the chicken Koop!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MtnAngel, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. MtnAngel

    MtnAngel Out Of The Brooder

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    I found this poop on my highest nesting shelf this morning!
    I'm terrified of what got in the Koop last night....
    My Roo and 3 hens seemed ok this morning.......
    Here are some pics....
    Don't know what or how it got in there

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    Anyone has any suggestions as to what it was?????????????????????
     
  2. Koolduck

    Koolduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is rodent scat. Cant figure out for sure how big it is in the pics but it looks like the stuff left by our local raccoons. Sorry... Good luck hunting!
     
  3. Angel_Feather

    Angel_Feather Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm, I'm thinking...it looks like a predator's dung, but your chickens were not hurt. This is very confusing. It has bits of corn, feathers, and feed, so I'm thinking this is a rat. They take feathers off of roosting chickens for protein, eat corn scratch with the chickens, and steal or hoard feed in their tunnels. Call an exterminator to take away the rats, not spray chemicals. Never use chemicals!
     
  4. MtnAngel

    MtnAngel Out Of The Brooder

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    The Poop was definitely too big for a rat....
    It looks more like small dog poop...
    I was so surprised to find it on top my nesting shelves....



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  5. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

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    Quote:I agree, raccoon. Grab you a trap and go get it, before it gets your birds!
     
  6. MtnAngel

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    Just spoke with my husband...
    will be going to TSC when he gets off work to by a trap!
    I guess cat food in the trap should work?
     
  7. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

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    I've always heard that eggs work best... others say tuna, others say sardines. I say trial and error til you find out what it is that your coon fancies for supper. [​IMG]
     
  8. MtnAngel

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    Well... I have some Tuna and I definitely have some Eggs!
    I guess I will scamble up an Egg!
    Thanks for all your help everyone!
    God Bless
    and Happy Chicken Raising!
     
  9. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fitzwilliam NH
    Just a whole egg in shell works just fine. Marshmallows or cut up fruit will catch 'em too and less likely to catch things like neighborhood cats than tuna or cat food.
     
  10. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Yeah, but you can catch your own chickens with marshmallows and grapes [​IMG]
    lol
    I just put out cat food, and catch what I catch. Raccoons LOOOOOOVE cat food - I think they'd walk an extra mile for it. It's a live trap, so I always have a choice to relase whatever I catch if it's the "wrong" animal.
     

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