I lost a pullet today

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Lyons chickens, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Lyons chickens

    Lyons chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 21, 2016
    Lyons OR
    I have three laying chickens, four 9 week old pullets, and three 5 week old pullets... or did have until today. One of my 5 week BO pullets came up missing. No feathers, no blood, no white chalk outline, nothing! The other BO pullet and the Americauna of the same age are OK. The Americauna was hiding behind the bale of straw and quite scared. I've never had predators around. (I live in a small town, surrounded by neighbors.) I hung my plastic owl in the run to ward off any hawks or such. I suppose she's done for but I don't want to lose any more.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Sorry to hear that. Be positive - maybe the "lost" hen is hiding somewhere maybe? The trauma of an attack can take them a few days to get over, so don't be surprised if the rest of the flock is acting a bit weird.


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