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What happened to my hen?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by myfivehens, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. myfivehens

    myfivehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We typically free range our chickens unless we're going to be gone for an extended period of time. Last night I went to lock up our coop and one of our girls was missing (Full size austrolorp). I've walked around our yard (about 2 acres) and no sign of feathers, carcass, or anything. My neighbor said she had a hawk get a couple of hers but I don't know if she actually saw it or if that's just what she assumed. Would a hawk carry off a full sized hen with no trace left behind? We're in GA if that makes a difference. Thanks for any help you can offer!
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    No probably not, but several other predators would....fox, coyote, wild cat.
     
  3. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    OR, again the broody thing, a hen can be very sleigh, and can hide herself with her eggs
     
  4. myfivehens

    myfivehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, we finally found the feathers in our neighbors yard. No carcass just a bunch of feathers. At least now I won't be waiting around for her to show back up. Probably coyote or dog :(
     
  5. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry for the lost,
     
  6. myfivehens

    myfivehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
     

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