Something came and killed one of my hens last night. I heard the sounds but thought it was a cat fight, so I did nothing. I woke up this morning and saw what happened, now I feel awful! I am just so sad and also worried that whatever it was will return for the rest of my small flock. The predator dug up and ripped apart the chicken wire. It was burried underground around the base of the coop, I thought this would prevent predators from getting in but this creature was obviously determined. It pryed open the henhouse door and dragged 1 hen out. The carcass had been chewed around the neck area but not eaten. What on earth could have done this!? If the beast killed my hen I wish it would have eaten her as well. Now I feel like she died for no reason. I can't justify her death with "the circle of life" when she was just mauled. I am so angry and sad!