DBF has 4 hens that live outside the coop. These are hens that were badly picked on so we removed them and let them roam the yard and at night they sleep in the garage. Everyone was all healed and doing fine. This afternoon, around 5pm, he heard a commotion and went to check on them. Found three hens huddled together and squawking, with the fourth nowhere in sight. He did find blood on the garage floor and is just sick about this. Any idea what kind of predator would have gone into the garage and grabbed her? He has a big dog outside, but she is chained up and can't get into the garage. Also has stray cats he rescued that have become family over the years that live outdoors. We know it wouldn't have been one of the cats because they are terrified of the hens, but I'm surprised they didn't scare whatever it was off. He has an acre and we have seen raccoons way in the back (although not yet this year) and he did see a fox a few weeks ago. Could it have been the fox? Would they be bold enough to get past the cats and go in the garage??