Hysterical child found a nearly decapitated hen today. We free-range our chickens as the ONLY predator we have seen (or lost a chicken to) in the past several years is a coyote. Chicken appears to have no signs of trauma other than she now resembles Nearly Headless Nick from Harry Potter. 2 other chickens are missing with no signs of them. There was a blood pool under the dead hen and another in the snow about 3 feet away. No other blood spots. There is tons of black feathers around... not sure if they are from the obviously dead hen or the other black chicken that is missing. No feathers from the Americauna. The neighbors dog continually escapes and WAS HERE but neighbors claim they followed it from their house to mine and it never made the trek all the way down to my coop where the dead chicken is and if was the dog, shouldn't I find 3 corpses not 1 corpses and not a sign of the other 2? Would a coyote nearly remove a head and then leave the whole chicken?