I let my hens and roosters out to free range today and went back down at 7pm to lock them back up and I found one of the hens dead. Only the head was missing and the neck was picked pretty clean. There were missing feathers and the meat from one wing was gone and a small hole in its stomach area with intestines sticking out. I am thinking maybe a cat got it and the other birds scared it off . When I first arrived I saw that the chickens were picking at something which turned out to be the dead hen. So because this happened during the day and the fact that really only the head was missing, I am thinking that a cat maybe got the chicken and the others chased it off then they proceeded to help themselves. Does this sound about right to anyone else. If it was a raccoon I know from experience that they do a lot more damage than that. I guess I am going to have to pen them in, I really do not want to keep loosing hens. Why couldn't have been one of the 7 roosters I have been trying to relocate?*#!