Chicken predators in Seattle?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by rcnute, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. rcnute

    rcnute New Egg

    Jan 4, 2014
    Hi, all--sorry for the cross-post, but thought I'd try in the geography-specific forum too. Trying to find out what made off with our buff orpington.

    We live in Seattle about 8 miles north of downtown, so it's more suburban than urban. Plenty of trees/brush for critters.

    We think something got her in the afternoon or early evening. No sign of her except a few feathers in one spot in the backyard and a few feathers outside the fence. No signs of carnage, just feathers (not a lot but enough to show something went down). Our other chicken (barred rock) wasn't attacked.

    Looked all over the yard and neighbors' yards, no sign. Didn't see her roosting anywhere.

    From what I've read this indicates a red fox attack but I didn't think we had them in Seattle. Anyone know?

    Any other ideas which varmint could have dunnit?

    Thanks a lot.

  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 7, 2011
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Foxes love the urban life style - I would be willing to be Seattle has a thriving fox population! It could have been a hawk, but my money sits with the fox. Sue

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