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Chicken Killing

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:12 pm
by fairviewfarm
I have had my gorgeous kunekunes mixed with goats and chickens for 10 years. All are friendly and petted daily. This week one of the pigs was caught red faced with a chicken in his mouth! :cry:
I am completely shocked by this as they have all lived very happily together for ever!
I have sadly now separated pigs and chickens but wondered how normal this is?
PS I have had a look through similar posts but couldn't find an exact match.

Re: Chicken Killing

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:25 am
by simon
I have kept kunes and chickens together for years, and have seen plenty of other people doing it as well. I have never heard of a kune killing a chicken before.

Re: Chicken Killing

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:52 pm
by Dawn Waller
Could the chicken have already been dead? I once spotted one of my pigs with a chicken leg in his mouth but then realised i’d had a fox attack and he had just stumbled upon one of the carcasses and helped himself to a tasty meal. Despite then presumably having a taste for chickens he never once attacked them and even used to lie down with them perching on his back.