Hello Chicken Friends, This is my first thread and I wasn't 100% sure where I was supposed to put this, but I hope I put it in the right spot. So this morning, my husband went out to the chicken coop to check on the chickens and found a half eaten dove inside. We build our chicken coop ourselves, it has a buried wired floor, chain link layered with poultry wires around the run, an attached roof, and a really solid wood coop. There is no way a coyote or bobcat got in, but there is a small area where a dove could fly in. I've seen doves and quails hanging out in the shade of the coop, but never thought anything of it. So I guess the question is: did my chickens kill and eat a dove? If they did, should I be worried about diseases? Are their eggs safe to eat? Are they going to become cannibals? My husband and I live in the high desert (before we had raised chickens in a less arid area). I feed them greens (like spinach/chard/mustard greens) and lay mash chicken feed. Is it possible they have a nutrition deficiency and that's why they ate the dove? Please advise me! I've raised over a dozen chickens and I have never had anything like this happen before. Thank you in advance for responses.