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Hi everyone, my hen ballina was attacked by something a couple days ago sad.png I didn't see it happen and when I took her to the vet she thought maybe a cat or hawk. If anyone has any ideas that would be great! So I can try to keep the predator away. Thank you
post #2 of 5
I seen cat bites that doesnt look like a cat bite to me looks more like a something cut her. (Cat bites leave from my experiance two or one fang puncture wound that looks like something tried to skin her.
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The cat could've swiped at her and it's claw got stuck in her skin and she pulled and it sliced through her skin.  I can't think of anything else that would do that.  Poor baby.

Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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post #4 of 5

Head caught in fence?

Any other puncture wounds on body from bird of prey?

Where was bird when it happened?


Edited by aart - 11/14/15 at 6:19am

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #5 of 5

Hawks always start eating at the head first. Something probably interrupted. I'm so sorry.

Rachel

4 RIR, Cream Legbar Roo, 2 Pekin Ducks, Bantam, Buff Leghorn Mix, Easter Eggers, Americana, Cornish Mix, Buff Orphington, Great Dane, Catahula/Pit Mix, 3 cats and still counting. 

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Rachel

4 RIR, Cream Legbar Roo, 2 Pekin Ducks, Bantam, Buff Leghorn Mix, Easter Eggers, Americana, Cornish Mix, Buff Orphington, Great Dane, Catahula/Pit Mix, 3 cats and still counting. 

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