Less than a month ago I posted asking what happened to one of my RIR. She was just gone. No blood. No sign of struggle. Just gone. About a week later, my neighbor asked me if I was missing a chicken because she thought she saw a dead hawk in her yard. I investigated, but there was nothing. I still have no idea what happened and I actually was worried that perhaps she had accidentally escaped with a good gust of wind and been trapped somewhere and died from isolation and starvation. Yesterday I got confirmation that she was in fact killed. I went to give the girls treats and saw I was down another one. This time, there were obvious signs that she was taken and killed. The coop is near the side of our house which has a tall wooden fence. There were large feathers with blood at the tips strewn on the ground in front of the coop (but not inside or even at the door of the coop or in the run). Then there were smaller fluffy feathers stuck to the side of the fence and all along the top. It seems like something dragged her up the fence, along it, and over. It has to be the case given how the feathers are literally stuck to the wood. What could it be? I took what material I had around yesterday and made the coop into Fort Knox. Nothing is getting in there. I'm sure of it. I'm not concerned about the safety of the remaining girls, but I would like to know what killed the two that are gone. My husband set up a video camera, but there was nothing last night. Here's all the info that might help you help me figure it out: - yard is completely enclosed with fence 6-8ft all around except one section which is slightly shorter at 4-5 ft and this is where the feathers were actually (feathers were also stuck to the 6 ft area near it - really suburban area with very little trees around - all the yards neighboring ours are not close to any area that seems like it would be a home to a critter - we live in Albuquerque, NM - no signs of activity in the actual coop or run - we've been home during the day surrounding these events so it does seem like a night time predator - only one chicken taken at a time with no blood and no signs of struggle in the coop or run - several weeks in between kills - no body ever found I looked up the likely culprits and it is obviously not a snake, rat, cat, or dog. It seems unlikely to be a hawk since it seems to happen at night. It's not a human. I don't know how it could be a coyote. A raccoon leaves a bloody mess from what I have read so it's not that. So an owl or a fox? A fox seems more likely, but I've never seen one here in 11 years.