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Hawk or fox or other?

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Lost 4/8 today. No blood, no bodies, just feathers. They were free ranging at the time. We have coons and hawks, but very very few foxes. The raccoons usually only come out at night. South Louisiana. Any ideas?
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Any dogs around?

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For me when hawks hit their are some feathers in one spot and one bird is gone, a fox seems to have the attach spot and if I look around I find more feathers scattered, foxes will take more than one bird, I've been told that's only when they have babies.
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On 9 acres. Only dogs are mine and they are inside dogs.
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No bodies.....fox(es) or coyote(s)...most birds of prey can't carry off a full sized chicken let alone 4 of them.

Could be domestic dogs too.

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 #6 of 7
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Thanks for the responses guys. Looks like I have a fox to deal with.
post #7 of 7
Well, if you have a forest nearby, a Goshawk can take a chicken. They can take ducks too.
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