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Dead chicken ? :(

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickencrazy999, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. chickencrazy999

    chickencrazy999 Songster

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    Hello, I have come home to find quite an unpleasent scene one of my hens laying dead by its run it had a few scratches and blood round the face and neck but I have no idea of what might of caused it's death. Do you have any idea's ?
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    redsoxs Crowing

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    Sorry to hear about your loss. Hope the link provided by liz9910 helps you ID it. Best wishes!
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Sorry, that is a scene no one wants to see but, it happens often. Maybe someone came along and scared the predator away before it did worse things to her, or dragged her away.

    Now that is knows you have chickens, it will be back.
     
  8. chickencrazy999

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    Oh ok Thank you I have now found out the cause of this death it was a neighbors dog :(
     

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