Tonight we have 2 missing chickens (no sign whatsoever of them) and 1 chicken whose head is almost off (think Nearly Headless Nick from Harry Potter).
The only feathers we found belong to the nearly decapitated chicken I am guessing but one of the missing chickens is also black so hard to say for sure. Definitely no feathers from the Americauna that is missing. There is a blood pool next to the dead chicken and one in the snow maybe 3 feet away. No blood spots in between.
The ONLY predators we have ever seen in the past 2 years are coyotes but they take the whole chicken and leave a few feathers. No blood or dead chicken like we have tonight.
The neighbor's have a blue heeler that has previously chased my chickens, never caught one. She WAS on my property tonight but the neighbors claim they saw her escape, followed her here and took her back home. All I know is I came outside, had their freakin muddy dog jump all over me and they were already halfway down my driveway in their car to get her. 30mins later hysterical child calls as she went to feed her chickens and 2 are missing and one is dead.
Any guesses as to what the predator was? I have a picture of the dead one but it's really gross so not sure anyone wants to see it.