Hi all, So I don't know if my Americauna was the victim of an aggressive hen, or a predator. I culled her tonight sadly as I highly doubt she would have made it. In human terms, she would have needed at least 12 stitches. She wasn't bleeding profusely at all, but was missing a good amount of feathers and had clearly sliced her head open. I didn't do a great job culling her either, so now I feel quite terrible about the whole ordeal. In short, I'd like to avoid this in the future if at all possible. Any input on whether this looks like aggressive pecking, or perhaps a failed predator attack (hawk?). Quick background, we had 8 new birds mixed in recently with 5 1 year old hens. 1 new rooster in the mix. We decided to build all of them a new coop. The new coop and old coop are both in an enclosed, uncovered run. I've been leaving the old coop open for the sake of allowing the older hens to transition to the new coop, as it seems they prefer to lay in there. I got home after dark tonight to find some of the older birds roosted in the old coop, but some very watery droppings on the floor. Upon looking in on the other coop, I found the remainder of the flock roosted, but the one injured Americauna was clearly not doing well, with her head cut as the photo shows. Now, I think that that Americauna tried to roost in the old coop, and got pecked aggressively over it, hence the above injury. My other thought is that she was attacked by a hawk or other predator and then tried to hide in the old coop for protection. Quite hard to say, but I'm leaning towards the aggressive hen theory. Any thoughts on this? We've not had any other problems with integrating the flocks until today. Our 1yr old Red Star is a little pushy, but I've not even noticed any aggressive pecking before. Please help! It's hard for me to watch the girls all the time between a new puppy and work, but I handle all of them daily, and haven't noticed any injuries yet. If I do find a very aggressive hen in the mix, I'll be culling her also. I don't need a problem bird. Sad day.