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Traumatized Chickens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by rocketdoctor, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. rocketdoctor

    rocketdoctor Chirping

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    May 10, 2010
    I had a breach in my yard during the day yesterday and either something got in or my chickens got out of the back fence "green zone" and 3 of my 6 pullets were snatched. I found 2 of the chicken dead with no apparent marks and never found the other one I am suspecting a fox. 3 of the chickens showed up later that afternoon. We have the inside a box in the house right now instead of the coop and they appear to be very traumatized very little eating or moving around. Is this normal , anything I should do to get them back to normal behaviour?
     

  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    They'll be skittish for awhile, but they'll start acting normally in a day or two.
     

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