Dead Rooster

Axe610

In the Brooder
Dec 1, 2015
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Michigan
Hi everyone. Last week some thing killed my rooster. The body was all there but the neck and head was gone. Any information would be great. thank you
 

Axe610

In the Brooder
Dec 1, 2015
20
0
22
Michigan
Some feathers was on the ground but it did not look like any damage to the body. Did not see any blood on the body it just looked normal.
 

centrarchid

Crossing the Road
11 Years
Sep 19, 2009
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Was kill at night (rules out hawk)?


Most of the smaller mammalian predators will have to wrestle chicken dislodging feathers over a larger area. An owl like a Great-horned Owl will typically grab chicken by neck leveraging it down quickly for a kill by what I think is cervical dislocation. Owl bites appear in proper location for that.
 

Axe610

In the Brooder
Dec 1, 2015
20
0
22
Michigan
yes but for the time i have had him I have never seen him out when its dark out. I am up until about 1am every night and up at 6am
 

pa2chitown

Chirping
Nov 28, 2015
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My last post had a link to "what killed my chicken", and requires permission to post. Im not sure if it will show later or not.
It was likely, racoon, weasle or mink...

Sorry about your loss.
 

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