Want to know what killed your chicken? Do raccoons eat chickens? Well, the short answers is YES.
Raccoons are very stealthy animals, they hunt in the middle of the night.
They want “easy” food. Also, they are more prone to raiding a trash bag.
Raccoons are opportunists. They eat pretty much everything, and on occasion, they will sneak into chicken houses and attack chickens.
They would be more likely to kill and eat babies or young ones than full-grown large chickens.
How can I stop raccoons from eating my chickens?
Nothing is foolproof, but if they have another (more convenient) food source, they may not want to bother with your chickens. In our experience, they love cat food.
We suggest you try setting out several small bowls of cat food nightly.
Set them in different areas around your home.
If you had any experiences dealing with raccoons please share it in the comment below.
Shannon Stansberry has been engaged in the business of raising chickens for more than 12 years. In 2016, she accomplished the Agriculture & Natural Resources program at Mt. San Antonio College. At present, she tends to more than 80 chickens on her 4-hectare farm. Shannon regularly shares her insights and experience on how to raise healthy and contented chickens on the platform Typesofchickens.com