Went out with the kids this afternoon for our daily cuddle with the chickens, and lo and behold, one of our buff Silkies was missing and another had been eviscerated and dumped right by the fence. I can only assume a hawk given the large bird poop on the outside of the fence by Chucky's body. I got the silkies specifically for the kids because they're so docile and cuddly - they were devastated. We're first time chicken owners (just got our little flock of (now) 13 in July) - who knew that having chickens would come with so much heartbreak. I can't help thinking about how terrified our girls must have been... it's so awful. Anyway, just sharing and reaching out. You guys are probably the only ones who would understand rather than mock or give me the "it's just a chicken" line. Thanks for listening.