1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Lost one of my girls today!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by farmerbly, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. farmerbly

    farmerbly Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 25, 2012
    Found one of my girls dead behind the coop today. Her head was gone and something had eaten the inside of her carcuss. Any ideas on what it might have been? Coons, Hawks, Cats or what? Please let me know what you think it might have been.
  2. Melabella

    Melabella Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 2, 2011
    I have no idea, but I am so sorry for your loss. That must have been traumatic to find. Poor hen.

    I read a wonderful post on here about predators and the way they kill and eat. There was one that removed the head, but now I can't remember which. Maybe look around there under the predetors section.

    Good luck finding a way to keep whoever it is OUT.


BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by