Wounded chicken :(

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Natcho, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Natcho

    Natcho New Egg

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    Hi,
    Yesterday I went to see my chickens, they were free ranging at the time, and two of them were in their pen. There were feathers everywhere from mostly Daisy and some from Wotsit, now I have found that Wotsit has a cut on her back, but Daisy is fine.
    Now that it's warming up the chickens seem to be bickering a lot, but Daisy is very docile and at the bottom of the pecking order. Could she have wounded her? Or could it have been the resident crows which often steal the feed?
    Thankyou
     
  2. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi and [​IMG]. Sorry about your hen. I don't think the crows would attack her. Maybe when they were free ranging a predator like a hawk could have swooped down on them but they got away?
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    A hawk sounds very likely. You are lucky to still have all your birds. You may need to put your free-ranging on hold for a couple weeks.

    Good luck.

    [​IMG] by the way.
     

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