Hawk? dog? rooster?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by GoldenSparrow, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let the chickens out today, and went out.
    a few hours after I came home I found 5 feet of ground scattered with my rooster Hopes feathers.
    my 4 year old rooster Hope was out with 3 hens and 2 five mouth old roosters.(they have not mated yet with any hen, one has tryed to mate, but only a few times they havent even crowed yet.)

    I found Hope fine. we looked him over and found this right between his wings. it is covered by a few long feathers so if we had not looked him over we would have never have known.
    [​IMG]

    what could it have been?
    Thanks
     
  2. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I have no idea,but I am glad they all made it!
     
  3. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dog, maybe? My border collie loves to try and "play" with our chickens. She pulls out the feathers. [​IMG]
     
  4. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:something you just said has really made me think! my hen got killed dont no by what 1 got killed bya stoat a few weeks before but it took the head and the rest of the body untouched, anyways there was a big pule of feathers and then a trail of them and then the body and all the feathers were took out of her bakc and a chunk out her back and to my point this person rents my uncles feild (were my hens are) and hes a farmer and dosent like my hens and he has 2 border collie dogs which wonder round the feild by them selfs. GoldenSparrow so glad non were dead
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    not a hawk , not the other roosters......my guess a dog
     
  6. chics n more

    chics n more Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what my hens looked like after another visit from the neighbor's dog...the ones that lived that is- [​IMG]
    I covered the area with Blue Kote to disinfect and discourage pecking and it worked great.
     

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