- Jul 10, 2015
Woke up to a dead hen near the house, about 200ft from the coop. Our coop door is a makeshift old window bungee corded between the small shed doors, with a wire panel slotted above it. The door/window was untouched but the wire panel was pulled out on the ground, so the animal had to climb over the window about 3-4 ft. Feathers in the coop, more another 100 ft away, and the body was another 100 ft.
None of the other 24 were even touched. I was thinking fox, but the carcass wasn't eaten at all? Just maimed on the back with bite marks on the neck. Poop seen in photo was right next to the door, doesn't look anything like the four dog's poop's we own.
Live near Houston tx, predators that we know of are foxes, raccoons, opossums, owls, Hawks, stray dogs and cats.