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Bird attack

Heard a racket outside round 5 o clock yesterday and went out to find two Silkie chicks missing and the hen and remaining 3 chicks very stressed. The were in a small pen with corrugated sides. Something had scraped under the side ( not buried) and taken the two chicks. Would rats be capable of this or have I another problem especially as it was during the day

johnnyg
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

mink may be

kevin g
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

If it was a mink or a pine Martin they would have killed them all. Could possibly have been a rat or a stoat.

Thechickenman
Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Young stoat. Wife spotted him up on the coup in the front garden where I had moved the hen and chicks. Luckily had 1 inch mesh on this coup. He is sorted now. Hopefully no more around

johnnyg
Monday, July 24th, 2017

I think stoat is protected species, you shouldn't post this in a public site

Adam1
Monday, July 24th, 2017


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