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We found our little bantam this morning behind our coop. We were wondering what kind of predator this looks like. They free range from the morning on. We're not sure if it happened last night or today.
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Were feathers plucked and scattered around the carcass?  Looks like a hawk kill to me.

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Yes but it looked as if she was pulled from coop
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Hawks and owls will not hesitate to enter a coop after prey.  I have had both enter my pigeon lofts when I neglected to close the bobs/traps.

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We found our little bantam this morning behind our coop. We were wondering what kind of predator this looks like. They free range from the morning on. We're not sure if it happened last night or today.

Do you lock up your chooks every night in a secure coop and do a head count to make sure they are all there?

 

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Yes but it looked as if she was pulled from coop

What does this mean?

You found a hole in coop?

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

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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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Yea their locked up each night and an auto door lets them out to free range at sunrise
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Yea their locked up each night and an auto door lets them out to free range at sunrise

Sooooooo.........coop opened at sunrise and a predator got this bird then?

 

Risk of free ranging......predator will likely be back for more......time for a secure run maybe?


Edited by aart - 3/7/16 at 1:22pm

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."

Reply

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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