Poultry - Other Observations

Event

Cause

Animal(s) killed and mauled but not eaten

Dog

Bites on legs of live birds

Rat

Dead chicks or birds stuck in tunnels

Rat

Musky smell

Skunk, weasel, mink

Feathers on ground

Fox, coyote, hawk, owl

Wounds or pulled feathers on back and tail of live bird

Cannibalization

Injuries on back, pulled feathers

Rooster mounting hen

Several dead birds piled against fence or in corners, carcasses flattened

Fright and panic due to chasing by dogs, wolves, or other large predators

Serious damage to coop

Bear

Latches opened

Raccoon, human