Today I got home this afternoon and was informed by my neighbor (also a chicken person) that Red, one of our 3 suburban backyard hens, had been killed. They are a small flock and are our pets, so in between tears I ask for someone to help identify what happened to to her. As you can see, her back has been plucked and there is a single deep puncture connected to the gash, and a less serious scratch below those. There are a couple small piles of feathers outside where it happened, I assume. Her neck is intact. The neighbors said it happened at around 8 am. It is already light out by then. They heard a huge amount of crows and their dog barking, so they went out to check on their own chickens and saw ours instead. The predator was already gone. They think it was a fox because of their dog's reaction and the fact they had seen a fox yesterday. I'm leaning more toward hawk because of the time and the crows. Can someone ID the wound or give some insight? It'd be much appreciated. Little story of our flock: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-case-of-the-missing-eggs She wasn't even a year old but I think she had a good life. Do you think we should keep the remaining two locked up for now? I really don't want this to happen again, but I feel it's unfair to them since the coop run is very small compared to the yard that they're used to.