What killed my chickens? Help!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by littlecreekfarm, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today around the middle of the afternoon I found one of my chickens dead with feathers all around her and a big cut down her back. I also found another pile of feathers but that chicken survived being attacked. 2 more of my chickens and a duck are missing withouth any feathers or anything. Any suggestions on what could've killed them?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It sounds like a raptor attack, and hopefully the missing birds are in hiding. If so they should return around dusk. Good luck.
     
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  3. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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  4. ChickenRisa

    ChickenRisa Out Of The Brooder

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    I third the raptor attack idea. Same situation happened to me, except I caught the hawk in the act. Hopefully your missing birds will reappear!
     

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