Devastating loss. Graphic pictures please help!

HeatherTheMommy

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Going to make this as short and sweet as possible. I have 12 girls and let them free range during the day. This evening at 4 pm i went to lock them up and found my dominique had been killed. She was in the corner between the coop and shed. Whatever it was left her body and head intact. My other girls are fine. What did this in broad day light? Rip girl :(
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shahtir101

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Something similar happened to me a couple years ago with my barred rock hen... i think it was a racoon
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centrarchid

Crossing the Road
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Looks very much like a hawk. Even a Red-tailed Hawk will consume an adult Dominique hen on sight. Timing not consistent with owls, Raccoon and Opossum. Localized consumption about wound site and feathers being plucked consistent with a hawk
 

HeatherTheMommy

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May 14, 2015
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Also a few days ago one of my buff orpingtons came in with half of her comb ripped off and bloody from that. Same attacker? Shes doing well now btw.
 

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