- Jun 20, 2017
Last night we had an unfortunate event. After dark I went to call our dogs in and found them in the chicken run and coop. Apparently, there was a part of the fence that was once blocked by bales of straw (which deteriorated over the summer) not secured well to the ground. One chicken had been pulled from the coop and run, and about 80% eaten. Two more chickens lay dead, but not eaten, in the run where our bigger dog was. When I open the coop I found our 60 lb dog, 3 dead chickens and a feral/farm cat on ledge near the roof with some blood on its nose. Could it had been the cat that pulled the chicken outside the run and eaten 80% of it??? Besides this we had 2 other instances where our dogs got to the chicken and they only killed them not ate them. Or could we be dealing with a larger predator, besides our dogs, that ate the chicken?