They got let out at 3:00 pm when we got back from church, then we left again at 6:00pm. While on our way out, we caught a glimpse of a hawk, we think it was carrying a chick, something white and fluffy. Got back at dark tonight, chickens had put themselves away, but i noticed that most of the little chicks were gone, they weren't outside, as we checked this morning. Could a hawk have taken 20 chicks in a few hour period? When do they strike? At night or in morning or all day? Will he be back? Should i shoot him? or at least at him? crud, i hear a hawk, brb.