Hello every one. Not to long ago my family and I made a discovery that blew our minds. We were having chickens dissapear almost daily and could not figure out how. We at first thought a hawk but the only birds around were vultures and the symptoms did not fit. There were no shredded feathers or anything. I had an eyewitness see a coopers hawk eat a chicken the other day so I know what it looks like. The vultures would circle our coop lower and lower every day and finally we looked it up.Yup sure enough if it's bad enough on them, vultures will hunt and kill live prey. We no longer say,'' False alarm it's just a vulture!'' I guess times are hard on the birds with warm winter down here and all!