Found a dead hen

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cms7352, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. cms7352

    cms7352 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sep 22, 2010
    Hi,

    I'm not sure what got my little hen today. We had one window I found was open... the glass fell out. Was going to staple chicken wire over it today but when I went out to do that found a dead hen. We've had our little guys picked off by 3 hawks that are in the area for a while. But we thought they had stopped because the chickens are about 2x their size now. Haven't had an attack in a really long time. The hen had none of the parts eaten that the hawks seemed to like.

    I saw one of the roosters trying to mate with another hen today and they were pretty rough... is it possible that the hen died from that?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I so sorry to hear that. [​IMG] How old was she?

    If the hens are not ready to mate they try and run away so I don't think that was it. Is he a lot bigger then the hens?
     

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