What killed my chicken? (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by KDOGG331, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Enabler

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    I found one of my chickens dead yesterday :hit

    I feel awful because I let them out and then left which I normally never do but I figured my parents were home. I guess they either didn't know I was gone or didn't know they were out. Anyway, I was gone a few hours and came back to lock them up, noticed one missing (and checked and rechecked the coop and small run over and over again), then went looking cause I thought maybe she just hadn't made it back yet and wouldn't be alive in the morning if I didn't find her soon. And then in my looking, that's when I found her. Just laying there. :hit

    I feel awful. I never should have left and really, I never should have let them out so late in the afternoon. I knew it was a little later but I if t wanted them to enjoy some sunshine. :hit

    Anyway, what killed her? I think the head is still there
     

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  2. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Pullarius

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    Looks like hawk to me.
     
  3. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    what ever it was will be back do you have a covered run use it for a few weeks only allow free range when you are there to watch of will loose more
     
  4. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Enabler

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    Thanks!

    Yeah, they normally are in their run but I let them out. Probably shouldn't have. They will definitely be locked up for now
     
  5. KDOGG331

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    Thanks!

    Yeah, they normally are in their run but I let them out. Probably shouldn't have. They will definitely be locked up for now
     
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  6. A classic [?] raptor kill.
     
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  7. KDOGG331

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    Thanks

    Now that everyone mentions I think I can see where it grabbed and perched on her back (is that what that bald spot back there is?) And plucked her
     
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  8. Your welcome. This is a good [?] example of what people mean when describing a hawk kill looking like a bomb went off in a feather pillow.

    Sorry you lost your chicken.
     
  9. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Enabler

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    That's a good way of putting it! And if it can help other people ID their predators or be a good example, then maybe there is one good thing.

    And thank you!
     
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  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    I'm sorry for your loss K-Dog! :hugs
     
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