HELP! One Roo, dead, injured hens as well

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I went out this morning and found my CM rooster, Razor, dead, with no visible wounds or missing feathers. I suspect that the turkey Tom killed him, as there is turkey feathers everywhere and the goats last night let him out when they stole his feed. If so then it’s my fault Razor is dead, because I didn’t put him away last night do to having chicks in the coop and not knowing how he’d react. Then I found a silver laced Wyandotte with her back split wide open. She’s had trouble with a hawk attack and I just put her back out two weeks ago. Any ideas?
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Will also get pictures of the hurt hens, anyone have any ideas on what happened? I have baby chicks and now I’m worried.
 

Longhornlove

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I went out this morning and found my CM rooster, Razor, dead, with no visible wounds or missing feathers. I suspect that the turkey Tom killed him, as there is turkey feathers everywhere and the goats last night let him out when they stole his feed. If so then it’s my fault Razor is dead, because I didn’t put him away last night do to having chicks in the coop and not knowing how he’d react. Then I found a silver laced Wyandotte with her back split wide open. She’s had trouble with a hawk attack and I just put her back out two weeks ago. Any ideas? View attachment 2184948
😭
 

EggSighted4Life

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@EggSighted4Life we have 2 6MO great pyr pups, a male and female, in the same pen as well as 2 weathered retired show goats.
If they haven't had any training yet.. play can get out of hand and chickens are a self rewarding game. At 6 months old, they may not yet be ready to actually guard or protect regardless of instinct, these things take time.

That's just one possibility with the limited information I have.

I would *expect* more visible damage if it were from confrontation with a tom. But I learn something new daily and see unexpected things often.

Hope you get some solid answers! They often strike again... so look at all the clues and rule out culprits best you can. The process of elimination works quite well. :fl
 

hayley3

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I went out this morning and found my CM rooster, Razor, dead, with no visible wounds or missing feathers. I suspect that the turkey Tom killed him, as there is turkey feathers everywhere and the goats last night let him out when they stole his feed. If so then it’s my fault Razor is dead, because I didn’t put him away last night do to having chicks in the coop and not knowing how he’d react. Then I found a silver laced Wyandotte with her back split wide open. She’s had trouble with a hawk attack and I just put her back out two weeks ago. Any ideas? View attachment 2184948
Your birds are left outside at night? And the goats can open the gate and lets the dogs out?
 

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