- Jul 19, 2017
So I think something is after my chickens. They are free range and spend their days in the goat barn and around the yard. On Friday, I found my younger pullet with a small, but deep, cut in her leg. Then yesterday I found my other hen with a deep gash in her neck. Her skin was torn through but no internal organs or tissues were harmed. She had to get stitches and is recovering well. In both cases the girls were completely unharmed other than their cuts. Is a predator doing this to my chickens? What is going after them during the day but doesn’t manage to kill them? I have my girls locked up these next few days until I can figure out what is going on. I’m from Michigan and we mainly deal with raccoons and possums. I’ve spotted badgers, snakes, foxes, and coyotes.