- Apr 30, 2012
I was sad to find my 3 young chickens taken from their coop overnight. All that was left of them inside the coop were 3 feet and one wing. Shockingly, it wasn't as bloody as I'd expected but clearly it seems their bodies were taken out mostly in one piece. It was horrible! Nothing burrowed beneath the coop, no locks were undone on the coop or pen. There is however a 4"-5" space that runs the perimeter of the pen and coop at the roof line that was left for ventilation. This space was NOT protected with wire. This is the only way a predator could have come in to the locked coop. What kind of animal could have done this? I believe it was a hawk, but my friend believes it was a fox. Both are in the area.