Okay, I posted this on the other site... Let me re-hash. I have 62 chickens in a double coop with a run extending from the front, and a second run extending from the side. In the past two weeks, I lost a total of nine chickens, five to oldage/diease and four to some kind of predetor. The first three I lost while they were outside free ranging: -A Cukoo Silkie (I can't find a body or any trace of him) -A Silkie-Game Mix (Can't find a body, a couple feathers) -A white-game-bantam mix: A found his spine with feathers attatched, along with the legs, bones, and a couple feathers over our stonewall. Just a few minutes ago, I went down to the chicken coop because I was told by my brother that a hawk had swooped down. None of the birds were out, so I wasn't worried. But then I approached the cage that goes off to the side and found my favourite black silkie mix, Sambo, with her head twisted around the cage wire on the end of her spine, which protruded from her body. Feathers were everywhere, a long with bits of skin. I'm in school, so I wasn't home for most of the day. I didn't let them out this morning (my sister did), so there's a possiblity that she was dead since the morning. My dad said it looks like a raccoon attack. Is it a hawk, or another predetor? What do I do? I'm sick of loosing my chickens.