What got my half and half? GRAPHIC

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by threelittlepigs, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. threelittlepigs

    threelittlepigs In the Brooder

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    WARNING: Graphic Picture

    Our RIR, half and half was found in the driveway. No feathers were found, and no blood anywhere. I am assuming a hawk? New to chicken raising, and thought I would see your thoughts.

    A sad day in the house for our family:(

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  2. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Songster 5 Years

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    Sorry for your loss. Hope you figure out what did it. My guess would be a dog. They can grab a bird and shake it, killing it without leaving a mess.
     
  3. threelittlepigs

    threelittlepigs In the Brooder

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    Thank you for your response. I had thought a dog at first, but then noticed the neck was torn. I did note a hawk in the tree near by, and another one of our chickens, Sunchip has gone missing as well:( No more total free range for these ladies, at least not for a while!
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    Looks like Hawk feeding behavior to me
     

  5. krapnet

    krapnet In the Brooder

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    Its hard to tell, but looks like a hawk gave her the grip of death, and was spooked away leaving the poor chicken there.
     
  6. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Songster

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    It was probably a bird of prey.
     

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