I went out yesterday morning to feed the girls and all I found was dead bodies and feathers all over the chicken run. I had 25 girls and all but 5 were gone. Something killed them all just for sport.
I have a four foot fence all around the chicken run and nothing had dug under it. All the gates were all shut to the run and to the whole yard. Something had to jump over several fences to get them.
I am just numb. I can't believe some animal would do that much carnage.
There were some large footprints in the run so I took some pics. Any guesses to what it was? My neighbour thinks it was a cougar or bobcat.
I caught the survivors and gave them to a neighbour who has her chickens in a covered run and dogs in her yard so they will be safe. They were so scared - poor things.
All I have left is Lulu and she isn't happy with me because I won't let her out of my sight and won't let her stay out in the yard by herself.
It is so quiet and lonely in the yard. :(