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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.



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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





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