Ok, here we go, bare with me. I got 7 baby chicks (supposedly Rhode Island Reds). Of course being new to this I have NO clue as to the sexing but I felt "Einstein" was a roo. Before the coop was ready I would take some plastic fencing, place it in a circle with a piece of tin on top so they could peck the ground a bit. I went in, ate dinner, came out and one was missing. The critter had pulled back the corner edge of plastic fencing, and got him a chick.(they were 2-3wks old then) I told my husband and he came out and looked around and exclaimed he saw a fox running down the drive towards the woods. I followed that fox and he saw me right before he slipped into the woods BUT...I realized it wasn't a fox, but a coyote. Sometime later I looked out my laundry room window at the now fully finished coop and realized a HUGE hawk was sitting down on the ground on the outside of the chicken wire coop. (8x12 fully covered) I suddenly realized as horror took me over that this hawk had his leg stuck THROUGH a hole in the chicken wire holding down a chick that was now about 4 wks old. The hawk had a decidedly LARGE problem...he couldn't pull his kill through the small hole but he was hanging on for dear life. I went on a tear out of the house to the coop to discover he had not only nailed this chick through the wire...but also another one...Now we are down to four. Last nite, well after dark I went to see what the 6 week olds were doing. I took a flashlight and saw they were sitting on a branch I placed caddy-corned in the wire...they were snoozing. I went back in the house...this morning I go out, open the door to the coop and when they came to greet me I noticed they were more animated than usual. I looked down at them and realized....uh oh...one (Dolly) MISSING. Then I see "a feather" then another. I open the door to the coop and step outside...a mass of feathers and one tiny bone...no body. My husband had placed a large piece of plywood over the back half of the coop for a roof (8x4) the coop slopes from 6ft at the front, back to about 3 ft. I looked on top of the roof...THERE was the rest of Dolly! "A bone" lots of feathers. I could see NO prints anywhere. There was no ground disturbance outside the coop OR inside. Whatever got Dolly ate her sitting on top of the coop. The other chickens have NO blemishes of any kind...what's up with this?????