Hi everyone..yes, yes, I know it's been a long while... I always know where to turn for support - my pals at BYC! I looked out the window 2 hours ago and what did I see...my lifeless Roo. When I found him near the house (yes, my flock free ranges during the day), he was belly down and his head was turned to the side. The side of his head that was exposed was missing an eye and it looked as if something pecked at his face and comb. We live in the high desert - Riverside County, Ca. - so I see everything from hawks, crows, owls, etc. But in all honesty, I have only seen crows in our yard this last month..no hawks. I'm heartbroken as he was my sweetie for 4 1/2 years - I was able to pick him up, let my kids around him, etc... Any suggestions? I'm aware that some swear that crows won't attack full grown chickens...but our crows are enormous out here...so who knows??? Thanks for listening, - Sandy p.s. - my four hens will now be living in the chicken run for quite some time!