Have been lurking since getting my first chickens about a year ago and learning so much about my new hobby.
This morning all 5 chickens were gone from their run. They have a 2-story coop with free access to outside run. Run is approx 25ft x 50ft. No obvious signs of forced entry into run area, all chicken wire undisturbed.
This morning, there were feathers on ground outside of coop area. We followed feather trail to back trail area where there were remains of one chicken, another pile of just feathers nearby.
I don't know if it's coyotes, a hawk, a bobcat or what. I can't imagine why all FIVE are gone. Would a predator have jumped over the fence back and forth that many times? I doubt it. However, there doesn't appear to be scuffle marks that would show a number of predators in the run.
Anything specific I can look for?
Edited by FormerCityGal - 4/17/12 at 12:15pm