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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by letitiah81, Oct 15, 2016.
This injury if from a chicken hawk or eagle right?
Not necessarily. Do you have a rooster? I've had roosters do that kind of damage to a hen.
It is possible if you have too many roosters they can do that. Try to keep the Roosters to hen ratio below 1:3 (i.e. 3 or more hens per rooster). and preferably 6 hens per rooster.
However, since the other hen isn't showing signs of excessive breeding, it was probably a predator. I think it unlikely that it was a hawk, more likely a possum or coon, they like to chew the wings off to stop getting flapped in the face.
A closeup of the injury would make it easier to tell.