Any advice on what killed my chicken?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by robampton, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. robampton

    robampton Hatching

    Apr 17, 2013
    I had a full grown california white dissappear yesterday during the day. I have six chickens that free range during daytime hours. When I got home yesterday, one was missing. I found it today and here is the situation. While it does look like something tore at the breast a bit and did pull out some entrails, the majority of the chicken was intact. However, all of the meat from the neck was cleaned off. The head was in tack and the neck bone as well, but the neck bone was completely cleaned off. Was this a hawk?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Sounds very much like a hawk kill especially if feathers were strewn around the kill/eating site. Whatever the predator, be prepared - it will return.

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