What did it ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Eggz2go, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. Eggz2go

    Eggz2go Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickengs free range and I have lost several at different times but yesterday I lost one that was different. Something just bit the head off and left the chicken, I have never seen that before and wonder if anyone has an idea what it may have been.
     
  2. RoosterCogburn7

    RoosterCogburn7 Chicken Atlas Farm NPIP 74-4231 Premium Member

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    Around here it is hawks.
     
  3. Eggz2go

    Eggz2go Out Of The Brooder

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    Hawks usually take the chicken and they were in deep brush cover, wild cherry bushes, coyote and the rest usually also take the chicken. Most times dogs just kill it and leave it. Around here if you lose 20 or 30 it is usually a pack of dogs. I have had about every thing get them but never just take off the head and leave it. Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. RoosterCogburn7

    RoosterCogburn7 Chicken Atlas Farm NPIP 74-4231 Premium Member

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    Deep brush, a hog maybe?
     
  5. HatchCraft

    HatchCraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I had free range chicken, this time of year I lost a number of them to Great Horned Owls. They would remove only the head and neck. I know for sure because I saw them do it. They are very powerful predators. Lost them both day and night.
     

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