Need help to figure out what killed my hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sootman, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. sootman

    sootman Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 30, 2007
    Bucks County Pa.
    I came home today to find one of my full grown RIR was dead. The body was intact but all the neck feathers and some of the breast meat was gone. There was a pile of feathers next to her. She was inside a fenced in run approximately 15' x 20' with no overhead fencing. Do you think it was a hawk?
    Thank you for any ideas.
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    It probably was not a hawk. I would think a coyote, fox, opossum or a raccon. Any other details?
  3. Chickiezz

    Chickiezz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2009
    I am guessing a Raccoon. Squirrels could of even done that,but depends on the weather and if they have food. So most likely a Raccoon.

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