In the Brooder
- Aug 20, 2019
I lost a chicken three weeks ago right after I let it out in the morning. Our herding dog was still inside asleep and when I went out at around 8 a bird was gone a pile of feathers was all that was left. Since then we don't let them out early if at all. We have had them free range for 5 years with no issues. I posted in BYC asking for hawk help and we have been trying to take hawk precautions. This morning the birds were making a horrible sound as if they were terrified. I walk out back and there is a bobcat standing in the middle of my lawn. It was not scared of me at all. I actually almost walked right past it and my dog came out and chased it off. Does anyone have experience with this. This is very rare for us since we live in a suburban area. I tried to report it because I know we have neighbors with chicken but was literally laughed at over the phone. Google said wolf urine so we ordered some of that.