Predator or Moulting

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kateseidel, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. kateseidel

    kateseidel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I apologize if this sounds incredibly stupid...but I am posting anyway. I came home today to find my husband and daughters frantic. The neighbor's dog had been running on our property, there was a pile of feathers, and one of the Buff Orpingtons was missing. I was so sad, but know this is the price for free ranging. But, 30 minutes later during a head count, everyone was there. Is it possible that a hen could moult this much or did someone get attacked and live to tell about it? I think this is the hen in question, she seems completely fine, but does seem a bit more scraggly than usual.

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    Missing Feathers - there were three sets of these
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  2. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    She looks fine but those piles of feathers look more like a close call to me than a molt. Keep an eye on your neighbors dog!!!
     

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