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What predator does this sound like?

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

  1. ccrow

    ccrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    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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