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Night Time Preditor Killing My Birds.

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I've lost three hens to a night-time predator over the past several weeks. I live in South Jersey.  Rural area and am surrounded by acres upon acres of woods.  My run is surrounded by a 4' fence. I have no roof net.   The predator kills the bird, carries it to the corner of the run, and, eats almost everything. The remains consist of a skeleton with feathers, legs and a head.  Any ideas on what creature is responsible?

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I'm no expert  but, wonder if it is an owl.  Please post in detail on the predator threads  - folks there may recognize the  m.o.    Can you lock birds in coop at dusk?

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already from DD so I'll just say hello!

 

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Hi frow.gif welcome to BYC! So sorry to hear about your birds
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