Buzzard?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by French Chicks, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. French Chicks

    French Chicks In the Brooder

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    We had three reds. We went out this morning and left them free ranging in the garden. Came back to a big dark bird that flew off, leaving one dead chicken, most of it eaten. Two other chickens missing.

    Do Buzzards or Red Kites kill and eat chickens?!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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    Not that I know of. I often see buzzards around here but never any sign that they have any interest in the chickens. I would guess it was either an owl, eagle or one of the large hawk species.
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Songster

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    You don't show your location. Buzzards are something different in Europe than in the United States.

    Chris
     
  4. Suzie

    Suzie Crowing

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    I am in France and buzzards will attack and kill chickens here.. I have lost a few bantams to buzzards.
     

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