Found 2 cockerels almost dead

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by faxsmom, May 19, 2010.

  1. faxsmom

    faxsmom Hatching

    Jun 25, 2009
    Bewleyville, KY
    Last evening I went to close up the coop and found 2 of my 4 mo old cockerels almost dead. they were lying on their side and barely breathing. I could not find a mark on them. I ended up having to kill them because the were suffering.
    I can not figure out if a dog would have done this??? I thought I would at least fing a tooth mark. I also have an older Buff Roo, but he has been with them for quite some time and has not shown any aggression towards them at all.
    Does anyone have any ideas for me?
    Last edited: May 19, 2010
  2. Savannah Poultry

    Savannah Poultry The Source

    Mar 29, 2010
    Lakeview, OR
    that is very strange. I had something similar happen to a hen and people told me it was mareks. Not sure though

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