Unfortunately I lost one of the chickens at the Brittany holiday cottage with private pool and gym last week, no sign that any thing had got at it as all the birds are allowed to roam the garden during the winter months. I just walked out into the garden to see the other 3 hens standing beside the corpse.
It was the largest bird of the 4 one of the Dominique birds weighing in around 10lbs, as I was not sure why it died I decided not to eat the bird...just in case.
The other 3 hens seem to be doing really well and have in fact started laying again after a couple of months without eggs.
Children staying at either La Forge or La Veille maison are welcome to collect the eggs during there stay and feed the birds.