Yesterday a feral dog pounced on one of my hens that was happily raising two little chicks. She chose to raise the babies away from the coop which seemed safe as it was underneath my verandah. Each day she would head back into the fenced area for food water and socialization with the other chickens and just sleep under the verandah.
To my shock at 6 am yesterday, there were feathers everywhere and I followed a trail and found more and more and eventually knew she was gone. Legs, bones everything was eaten which is why I thought a dog or cat. Now I have two babies crying out for their mummy so last night i just put them in the coop and they cuddled up together. I have another hen who has babies the same age, should I try to place them with her tonight or just leave them to start life with the others, i have about 30 in total so plenty of freinds to be made?