One of my girls was killed today very close to the coop. She had her head removed, but her comb was still attached to her skull (found a few feet away). Her neck and left chest was gone, ribs opened up and organs and egg yolk exposed. The vast majority of her body was totally intact, feathers included. I stayed up in one of our trees for a few hours with a rifle waiting for it to return for more, but nothing showed up. Anyone have any ideas on who the culprit could be? We will be keeping an eye out tomorrow again. My girlfriend is out for blood now. I am considerably less resentful toward a predator being a predator. But I'd be curious if anyone had any suggestions as to what we are up against. Thanks all!