5 missing chickens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kmiller11, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. kmiller11

    kmiller11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Every morning before i go to work i let my chickens out, they have been out back since march or april, and every night i put them away. Today was no different...i left for work and all 5 jumped out of the coop, now they are no where to be found.

    I will note that a hawk flew from around that area when i got home, and it had a squrille in its claws.

    So here is my next question if say a hawk got my chickens...how could it of been so hungry to eat 5 chickens and a squrille?
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi there,
    No feathers? no evidence of anything?.....I would be suspecting a 2 legged thief. It's possible a fox may have taken them, but 5 is an awful lot for 1 fox.......
     
  3. kmiller11

    kmiller11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I left the coop open over night...they were all in there this morning and all ok! They must of had an extremly good hiding spot, because i looked everywhere before it got dark last night
     
  4. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Good that they are all safe........now to find out where the party was! [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad they are alright. I love happy endings. Your girls must have been smart enough to find good places to hide and stay there. I don't think a squirrel makes a very filling meal.
     
  6. Gramma Chick

    Gramma Chick Overrun With Chickens

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