One of my chickens is missing. It's been several days. There's no sign of her, and I kept thinking she was hiding My husband thought the neighbor's dog got her, but after this weekend he now thinks a chicken hawk took her. He saw a giant shadow pass by the window, he looked, and it was a chicken hawk. He then watched it sit on a post at the chicken run and watch them huddle in a corner. We have deer netting over our run, but a super heavy snow could take it down. A hawk would also probably take the netting down, but it would get tangled up in the process. I let the chickens out of their run in the mornings, and in the evening they all go to bed and I close the run before bedtime. So I don't count them all every night anymore, they're usually already in bed. He thinks when they were out playing in the yard that a hawk came. Do hawks swoop down and take the chicken away? Do you think I shouldn't let them out anymore? Would a rooster alert the hens to a hawk up above and make them run into their run? There are (were) 12 hens. I don't want to make them stay in there all day...it is a big area, but I'm sure it's more fun being able to come and go as they please.