Well Friday night I got home from work and went out to lock up my girls. (my husband normally does this but hadnt yet). It was already dark. I pulled out my flashlight and start counting hens.... we had 8 but I could only count 7. Then I realized Pepper was missing, our silver laced wyandotte. I started scouring the yard thinking maybe she was hunkered down somewhere but deep down I knew better because all my girls go in their coop once dusk hits. I kept looking for her and found her body in the farthest corner of our yard. Her head was completely gone and when I flipped her body over her stomache had been mangled too. At first I thought raccoon but the more I think about it I think it may be a hawk. I think this because raccoons come out at night and she would have had to have been killed during the day for her body to be where it was. Any help with ideas? I just want to know so I can try to prevent it from happening again.