I was devastated when this afternoon, when I turned out my hens to free range in our front yard, only 7 of my 9 hens came out the gate. When I started looking, my Ameracauna was cowering under the hen house, and Pixie, my smallest hen, had been reduced to a pile of feathers, feet, head, and skeleton. My first thought was a hawk, and my husband thought maybe she expired, and perhaps a vulture got her. My question is, if it was a hawk, would there be blood spatters? There was none to be seen. She was found under overhanging branches of a tree that is just on the other side of the pen. This is my first hen that I have lost to a predator. I am so sad, and tomorrow, I am going to start working on putting the chicken wire over top of the coop. This is such an incredibly sad thing to happen, and I miss the sweet little one. RIP, my little lovely hen.