- May 14, 2015
Today something killed 2 of my moms adult hens. It had to have happened between 9am-1:30 pm. My mom has 2 acres of fenced in property ( fence is about 5 feet tall , 3 boards with a wire fence on the inside) and the chickens free roam during the day and put up at night. They stay inside the fence except for a few that like to jump out on occ. There were feathers all over the yard like something chased them and she found two dead chickens in the grove of trees at the the back of the property. They were close together with their heads/necks ripped off their bodies and she was unable to find them. The bodies were intact. Just the heads and neck gone. I've read a lot on your site and most predators of chickens hunt at night. This was during the day. We live in the country in northwestern Tennessee. So we have foxes, skunks, raccoons, possums, owls, Hawks. Don't know about weasels. Any thoughts on what could have done this during the day? She's never had any problems before and the first time it's happened. Thank you for any info.