My two German Shorthairs brought home a chicken yesterday. We don't have any birds, yet. Still fixing up a coop. The neighbor across the road doesn't have chickens, and the next closest places are a mile away. I don't have any idea where they got this bird from. The dog was carrying it in the typical "retrieve" fashion and dropped it on the lawn when he came running to greet me in the driveway. Here's the weird part: The chicken was totally intact, except it had no internal organs. I did see two egg yolks stuck up there, but no intestines, etc. The bird wasn't mauled, the dogs had no signs of mischief or recent eating around their mouths, and they were acting like it was just another stick they picked up or something. Not overly excited about it. What happened to this chicken? Is there a butchering technique that would leave a bird in this state? Do folks leave poisoned birds out for predators?? (Our dogs found some rat poison somewhere a couple months ago, too, and are on vitamin K). The dogs are not running loose when we're not home and they're inside dogs at night. Though they WILL run off sometimes, for 30 minutes or so when let out to do their business. Thoughts?