Something Took My Hen

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kandie-kiss, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. kandie-kiss

    kandie-kiss In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2011
    :hitSmething got one of my buff hens:hit I think it was a hawk. The only thing I found of her was a few feathers.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 14, 2011
  2. silkieroo

    silkieroo Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Durham NH
    I am so sorry for your loss! [​IMG]
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    You would most likely get more responses if you put something in the title of the thread [​IMG] I just clicked it out of sheer morbid curiousity.

    Where was it found? If it was free ranging, a hawk is possible, but lots of other predators might leave the same sign?

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Songster

    Sep 16, 2008
    Quote:[​IMG] me too
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Quote:[​IMG] I clicked to see if I could, wondering if it was a glitch.

    OP - I am sorry for your hen. Does not matter what got her, she is gone and you are hurting [​IMG]

    The very first bird who went "missing" - I blamed on hawks also. But it was not a hawk - was a sneaky coyote who had jumped the fence and nabbed a bird - just left a tiny bit of feathers from the catch.

    If you do think it was a hawk, you can try hanging CDs around to reflect light and move in the breeze.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I'm really sorry about your hen. I changed your title to be something much more descriptive. [​IMG]
  7. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Songster

    I know the awful feeling,. I am so sorry,.. [​IMG]

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