I live in northern virginia and a Merlin killed my RR hen yesterday in the coop. I saw it and chased it away. I think it will be back, we are planning to make a much smaller opening in the hen house which might alleviate this situation.I am almost possitive it was not a coopers hawk, they have a redish breast and this did not, a very small hawk with a long black and white tail, ending with white. It was about 6pm, latish and I could not see all its coloring. possible?