The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Identifying a chicken predator?

what killed our chicken last night and how to guess

We lost one of our White Leghorn hens to a predator last night.

It may have been a raccoon.

What exactly killed our chicken might remain a mystery, but the link has a list of questions that helps in making an educated guess on the predator's identity.

Anna Hess's books
Want more in-depth information? Browse through our books.

Or explore more posts by date or by subject.

About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.

If you found the body of the victim and it is missing its head and/or lost most of its blood it would most likely be a opossum.
Comment by Marco Mon Feb 3 19:06:16 2014
I noticed that we have a hard time keeping white chickens/turkeys/ducks. I think they are to easy to see in the dark.
Comment by Randy Tue Feb 4 00:49:20 2014

profile counter myspace

Powered by Branchable Wiki Hosting.