Unknown predator and missing chickens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by farmerblamb, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. farmerblamb

    farmerblamb Out Of The Brooder

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    I have have had four chickens go missing in two weeks. we free range during the day and they have went missing during daytime. we can't find any body or blood. they seem to just be vanishing. if we hadnt have had one also injured i would think it was a person but we had to kill a 5th chicken because its injury was so bad. the wound was a large hole in the side and missing feathers on the back. any ideas?
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    On the MN prairie.
    I'm guessing fox, coyote, or possibly hawk. I had several go missing within a few hours a couple of weeks ago. I'm blaming the local coyotes. They can clean you out in no time!
     

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