working away in my home office when I hear the chickens squaaaawkin' up a storm outside the window. I shove my feet in boots and trek out the back door just in time to see a large hawk flying out of the yard. I didn't see anything in his mouth, so I'm sort of relieved, but still freakin out until I find all 4 hens intact. Our black cochin was the only one actually running around, the other 3 were hiding. Scary! A good warning to me about free ranging. Our border collie is now outside on chicken watch while I work. Whew!