We had just fed our flock and getting ready to leave for school. My son who is 10 wanted to give them a meal worm treat before we left. A big hawk came down and started chewing on the sweetist silkie you ever saw. In an instant she was killed. We live in the city and have not had a loss-been over a year. That hawk sat in the neighbor's oak just waiting. I took a BB gun and peppered it. It didn't like it too much-hopefully it won't come back. Kids are broken hearted and chickens are spooked.