I have 30 acres in the middle of nothing...no trees, no cover of any kind for predators to hide in. I have been very fortunate for three years having lost only one hen in all that time. Yesterday, I found one of my pullets out in the middleof the pasture...the magpies were picking at her. There were feathers about 8 feet from the house, then a few piles of feathers in a line out about 100 to 150 feet in the pasture...her poor little carcass was there her head was about a foot from the body and her entrails were exposed where the magpies had been picking at her. No blood near any of the feather piles..no whitewash anywhere I could see and I am thinking if it had been a hawk or an eagle they would have taken the caracass. Any ideas what predator would do this? I will keep the girls in the coop today and they will not be pleased, as they normally free range from dawn to dusk. Strangely, I had two guineas go into the coop last night...they have never been in that coop before, as they have their own stall coop in the barn. Thank you.