Anyone else able to watch while their chicken catches and kills things to eat them?
I was moving some large flowerbed stones around the other day and one of my pet EE hens (follows me around like my shadow) quickly jumped on the small snake I uncovered (12" long brown head snake) and began to flip, shake and peck it at lightening fast speed. I had to back off out of the way for fear of losing a finger or toe from standing too close. Even one of the dogs came over to see what was going on. As the snake became more and more bloody, I had to walk away - and I have a strong stomach for gross things, too. Not this time! My dog sat right next to the chicken and watched the whole process that took about 10 minutes. The bird ended up eating the head and I discarded the rest.
It was amazing but incredibly disgusting at the same time!