Brave hens survive some type of attack!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by sellersgang, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. sellersgang

    sellersgang In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2008
    Cleveland, MS
    Two nights ago hubby was in a hurry to get the girls all locked up for the nite and failed to look in the coop to see if they had returned. Just ASSUMED and we all know what that does [​IMG] . They have a coop and run and we only let them out for an hour or 2 in the afternoons.

    Next day at lunch he finds the 5 girls outside their pen and calls me at work to see if i had let them out at lunch. I had not been home at all so apparently they got locked outside the coop [​IMG] . They must have found shelter under their coop cuz there is an opening to get under it but its only 6 inches high.

    On putting the girls back in their pen, he found feathers everywhere around the coop and saw one of the girls has a bald spot on top of her head. Something happened that nite and we are not sure what but I dont think they laid any eggs the next day and so far today have only found 1 egg. Could this have traumatized all 5 of them enough to stop laying?????

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