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What killed my bird

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by orpingtonmama, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. orpingtonmama

    orpingtonmama New Egg

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    I just lost a buff Orpington approximately 14 weeks old all that was left was her vent and feathers everywhere. Almost like something grabbed her from her tail/backend. I've lost birds to coyotes and the occasional raccoon but I have never had anything like this left behind. Any ideas what it might be?
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like a fox - trail of feathers and no body, possibly a raccoon. Sorry for your loss, [​IMG]
     
  3. orpingtonmama

    orpingtonmama New Egg

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    Thank you for the reply! I'll see if I can find any signs of one around the area. I've never seen a fox out here but that definitely doesn't mean there isn't one out here.
     

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