What predator does this sound like?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ccrow, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. ccrow

    ccrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2010
    Southern Maine
    This evening something got one of my hens... I found the body, minus head and wings, partway down the hill from the coop. I know we have foxes, coyotes, bobcats, owls, hawks... when a hawk got one last summer, it went for the organs and left the rest, plus it was dusk, so I doubt it was a hawk. Any ideas?
  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Flock Master

    Mar 9, 2014
    Northern Colorado
    I know around here fox will carry a hen off and the wings get in the way so they will quickly chew them off and leave them so they can carry the bird more easily.
    I think that it was a fox and they were spooked while carrying the body off causing them to drop it.

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