Last Tuesday was the first ever discovery of mink on the farm, when a body was found in the field above where are chickens currently live. Cause of death unknown. 50cm from nose to tip of tail, and with a fine set of sharp teeth. This could explain the number of disembowled chickens we have found in recent months, and these attacks will hopefully now stop - unless there are more mink in the area.
Update on 3rd July 2021 - we now realise that this was not a mink but a polecat, which is native but rare.