After lunch I went out to put clean water in the pool for the ducks and decided to check for eggs. As I went to the coop I noticed there seemed to be a smaller number of my buff orpington chicks than there should be. I counted and only found 6 of the 9(later found one hiding under the ramp). I then saw one dead next to the coop. The chicks are in a smaller pen inside the big pen. I put the rest of them and their silkie mom in the coop. After removing the dead chick I saw only a few places that were bloody, on top of the head and around the legs. I looked closer and found what looked like intestines and a lot of buff feathers. What ever killed them ate one. My guess is a hawk even through I've never seen any around our house. What do you think? My coop is inside a chainlink fenced backyard of about 3/4 acre with other fenced in yard around it. I don't see any other animal making it to the coop in the daylight without Lady, our setter, getting it first. She pretty good at keeping other animals out.