Lost hen to unknown predator

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Papalote Roos, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Papalote Roos

    Papalote Roos Out Of The Brooder

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    Found a disarticulated bantam hen this morning. Several possible predators: St. Bernard(not ours) hiding near pen, a Buzzard near carcass, and our own cats. I found lots of feathers and what seems all the bones of skeleton with all flesh gone. Don't know what kind of predator will not eat the bones. Anybody have a clue. This hen was about a week from eggs laying. I want to get to the bottom of this!
     
  2. Mickey Lou 04

    Mickey Lou 04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know if the predator actually ate nothing but the bones. I imagine that the buzzard probably ate the left overs. But there are predators that onnly eat certain parts of the body.

    Here is a website that I have save on predators in case I ever need it.

    http://icwdm.org/inspection/livestock.asp

    Hope this helps,

    Mickey Lou 04
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2013
  3. Mickey Lou 04

    Mickey Lou 04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I edited it for typos!
     

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