I went out later to investigate. There were feathers everywhere. They were all over inside the coop. Due to my travel schedule I hadn't been locking the coop at night. That allowed something to get it.
|The first buried bird I discovered.|
|It's hard to see, but there are two buried birds here. The one on the right is only visible because I moved leaves before taking the picture.|
|Here are three of the birds uncovered.|
There was a pile of red feathers nearby, but the Rhode Island Red bird was nowhere to be found.
|This bird had been completely covered. The picture was taken after I removed mulch.|
|There was a bird under this pile. It was well covered.|
|Here's the bird that was buried under the leaves in the picture above.|
- I have a fenced in yard. How did the predator get into and out of my yard?
- What happened to the 8th chicken?
- Why were the birds buried? And what kind of predator buries its prey?
I have to say though, the yard just isn't the same without them.