So two days ago, I was giving my silkie mommy and her babies some coop time while the rest of my girls were outside (weather has been cold and wet). My coop has a small run attached with cover but I don't confine my hens to their run I let them free range in my yard. While everyone was content I came inside. About an hour later I went out to find a hawk eating my bantam black wyandotte. All my girls had ran behind some wood I have leaning against the fence. I feel terrible they weren't able to get back in their coop! Yesterday I didn't let them out of their run for fear he would come back. I will soon be adding a larger run that is covered but I don't want to confine my hens for too long they are used to being out and want to go out. My questions are: Will he likely come back? Someone told me to put more coverage for them outside. If I put more leaning wood/ some tables/ chairs on the lawn. Will they have more of a chance to get away? I don't have a rooster. Also during the attack my cat was inside. My cat is a great hunter would the hawk come around with him out? Should I make sure my kitty is outside? Any suggestions are appreciated.Thanks all!