So today we suffered our second loss to a predator this year. A hawk killed our 6 month old golden silkie bantam. Of course, my favorite little golden chicken ever. So sad. We live near a canyon and have seen hawks circling the neighborhood for the last 3 years and never had an attack but it seems like this time of year a lot of people have the problem. Also we have always just had Rhode Island Reds and the silkies seem to be an easier prey (smaller in size, look fuzzy like a mammal, bright orange on green grass etc). So as of now I only have one hen, an adult RI Red. To be honest, I feel exhausted..this is our second death to a predator this year (first was a raccoon) and 3 young chickens that we adopted ended up being roosters (can't keep them here). My poor last hen just can't keep a flock and I can't take anymore deaths/roosters. But anyway, in the mean time I want to cover the area with a net, put cds on top, put fake owls etc but my question is should I keep her in the coop all day until then? Did we probably only have this attack because of the size difference? Of course I understand anything is possible, but I'm just curious what people's experience has been with hawk attacks on larger hens. I've read a lot of cases of pullets and bantams being attacked but do people have problems with their larger hens getting hawk attacks? Thanks for the advice. RIP Sammie.