I used to LOVE wildlife, but since we've started raising hens, I HATE all animals that are predators for my hens. We used to have 3 silkie hens. We lost our first hen in April of last year to an oppossum attack. It bit her head off and just left her body. The good thing, our other two hens got on well, because our two remaining girls (a white and black one) were close friends to begin with. Well, tonight, we lost our white one to I'm assuming a hawk or eagle. When my dad went to the backyard tonight, there were feathers all over the backyard, but no sign of her. For the past few months, she's been attacked (actually both have been), but our white one has has quite a few encounters with hawks and eagles. I live in So. Cal, and it didn't even cross my mind how much wildlife we have here in the city. Now, there's another problem. Since we got the silkies from a family friend that lives far away, and our black one is the only one remaining, we really don't know what to do with her. I'm considering re-homing her, and giving her to one of my friends who also raises hens. But she has different breeds than I do, and she only has 2 hens left herself. I'm so angry with that f*ing hawk/eagle!!! How do silkies get along alone? I know that most people don't suggest it, but she's also the most stupid of the 3 hens that we had, so I'm just afraid that re-homing her isn't realistic. I just want to do the best to keep her happy and healthy for as long as possible.