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Something got my neighbor's chickens #7255830
05/01/21 02:13 PM
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So my neighbor had 13 chickens. She forgot to close her Coop door last night. This morning there are feathers everywhere and two carcasses with the heads ripped off and 9 chickens missing. We have looked all over for the other chickens or any signs of other carcasses and have found nothing. What could do something like this.

Re: Something got my neighbor's chickens [Re: greenetrapper] #7255831
05/01/21 02:15 PM
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Raccoons had chick-fil-A last night grin


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Re: Something got my neighbor's chickens [Re: greenetrapper] #7255834
05/01/21 02:21 PM
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Re: Something got my neighbor's chickens [Re: greenetrapper] #7255835
05/01/21 02:22 PM
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Any bird dogs around? My shorthair did this once and put them all in a pile by the back door. I kept telling the wife at the time not to let the chickens out if the dog was outside. Said she forgot they were out when she put the dog out only took about 15 minutes and we had 20 dead birds.

Re: Something got my neighbor's chickens [Re: greenetrapper] #7255836
05/01/21 02:30 PM
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It was most likely raccoons from the description. Raccoons make a lot of repeat business for me. Mink make a lot of repeat customers for me too, but they don't do damage like that.

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Re: Something got my neighbor's chickens [Re: greenetrapper] #7255850
05/01/21 03:03 PM
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Horrible....I can't say any more...

Re: Something got my neighbor's chickens [Re: greenetrapper] #7255885
05/01/21 04:25 PM
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and there were two.....I have not seen coons haul away 9 chickens - kill 5-6 or so yes but kill that many at once could have been several I guess but I'd guess more dog/coyote like - fox will get a couple and carry them away - seen 2-4 at a time and keep at it several days. 9 chickens your talking around 50lbs of packing.

Re: Something got my neighbor's chickens [Re: greenetrapper] #7256135
05/02/21 02:10 AM
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Just a fowl deal.

Re: Something got my neighbor's chickens [Re: greenetrapper] #7256138
05/02/21 02:34 AM
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I have had my dog run the chickens off once. Found them the next morning listening for the rooster to crow. Found them all scattered in the tall weeds and herded them home.
Might be some alive still out there. Try listening for them.

Re: Something got my neighbor's chickens [Re: greenetrapper] #7256201
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Just had a coon kill 8-10 and drag off all but 2. Ate the head off one and left the rooster dead whole. He wasn't a very big coon either. Probably 1 year old.


Re: Something got my neighbor's chickens [Re: Michigander] #7256203
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Originally Posted by Michigander
Just had a coon kill 8-10 and drag off all but 2. Ate the head off one and left the rooster dead whole. He wasn't a very big coon either. Probably 1 year old.


I don't like feeding the coons or opossum. Since they stay in premier 1 electric stop fence and the coop gets shut up at night I only have had 1 lost to hawks.

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Re: Something got my neighbor's chickens [Re: greenetrapper] #7256219
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Could be coons seen this happen before... Worth while investment... https://www.chewy.com/chickenguard-...Tgo2F9aeBqu1KJFVcVBUGTFoPWhoCGUsQAvD_BwE






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Re: Something got my neighbor's chickens [Re: greenetrapper] #7256222
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Re: Something got my neighbor's chickens [Re: jtg] #7256266
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Originally Posted by jtg
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NO owl would kill one then leave . Bet some are still running loose but each night gone means less still alive.

Re: Something got my neighbor's chickens [Re: Providence Farm] #7256272
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Originally Posted by Providence Farm
Originally Posted by Michigander
Just had a coon kill 8-10 and drag off all but 2. Ate the head off one and left the rooster dead whole. He wasn't a very big coon either. Probably 1 year old.


I don't like feeding the coons or opossum. Since they stay in premier 1 electric stop fence and the coop gets shut up at night I only have had 1 lost to hawks.



I only shut my chickens in when I notice predation issues. My flock is generally self refreshing this way. Gives me a good excuse to hatch more. My property is half a mile away from good habitat so I usually only have one coon a year that creates trouble. The road is far harder on them than predators.


Re: Something got my neighbor's chickens [Re: greenetrapper] #7256278
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My neighbor was losing chickens every nite blamed everything, No sign of lost fowl ended up catching 3 huge coon predation ended


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Re: Something got my neighbor's chickens [Re: jeff karsten] #7256285
05/02/21 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by jeff karsten
My neighbor was losing chickens every nite blamed everything, No sign of lost fowl ended up catching 3 huge coon predation ended


Did the same thing, till the camera showed the truth...

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Re: Something got my neighbor's chickens [Re: jbyrd63] #7256286
05/02/21 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by jbyrd63
Originally Posted by jtg
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NO owl would kill one then leave . Bet some are still running loose but each night gone means less still alive.


Nope, Sometimes as you describe. Other times they will bite the heads off a few, take others. Set a live trap inside the door of the coop and you will know for sure.

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