A few days ago I couldn't find one of my hens when I was locking their coop for the night. I assumed she was sleeping in a bush somewhere which mine tend to sometimes, nothing out of the ordinary. But in the morning I couldn't find her. After lots of searching I eventually came across a most unpleasant surprise. Her severed head! Now, at first I assumed this was the work of a fox, but I have become increasingly suspicious. As there has never been any foxes where I live, even in the depth of snowy winters when foxes are hungry. None have come to attack any of the 3 gardens on my block which have chickens. It has been a very warm spring, which followed a very mild winter. Most unusual time for foxes to be taking this risk. Other curious factors: 1. The head was left behind 2. Head was completely intact, all feathers in fine condition. No blood and a very neat cut. No tubes/arteries dangling. 3. No feathers or blood anywhere in my garden. 4. The other chickens were not attacked even though one was still outside and three were in the coop with open door. What do you guys think about this? Other people I know who have suffered fox attacks have had their entire flock killed. Then the fox comes back to carry each one away one by one. There is also usually feathers all over the place. So this incident seems very strange to me.