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What got my little white sultan rooster?

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I let my 2 hens and 1 rooster free-range all day.  I have seen hawks/big birds flying above.  Ususally the girls stay close to the house, or hid under things.  Sometimes my little rooster (white sultan) runs around out in the open almost teasing the hawks.  I just came home to a trail of feathers (3 small patches - photos above) and no rooster to be seen.  I'm assuming this was probably a hawk?

Time to get more chickens.

Brahma, Sultan (Roo) and Cream Legbar.
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It looks like it but how big in pounds and ounces was the bird.  It seems like it took the hawk a long time to make the kill.  Each new patch of feathers is where the hawk regained control of your bird and started again to eat him.

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He was around 5-6 lbs, he was my smallest bird.  We have coyotes out here wondered if that got him?

Brahma, Sultan (Roo) and Cream Legbar.
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