I wasn't home at the time. My son went outside just in time to see the hawk in the yard eating on our poor hen. All our other birds were hiding under bushes with the roo in front. My son scared away the hawk and we buried our hen. I should have known. For some reason our crows have left. They leave our area once or twice a year and every time, the hawks start aggravating our birds. When the crows are back, we rest peacefully as they chase away the hawks. We actually watched a very big crow go into a hawk nest, pick up two babies (one at a time) and drop them to the ground. I felt sorry for the poor babies but what can you do? I have to have my girls safe. I say "bring on the crows!" Does anyone know why a crow hates hawks so much? I'm always amazed as the hawk could probably snap a crows neck but the hawk always turns tail and runs!