Something lurking in the tall grass near my coop grabbed one of my girls. We found a depressed spot in the weeds, the size a large dog would make if it were laying down and having a nice snack. This depressed area was covered with feathers and nothing else. The thing is, no dogs have been spotted in the area (our farm is on a country road with only 3 other neighbors, none close and none with loose dogs) Any thoughts on what animal completely consumes its prey? Or maybe takes away the leftovers, perhaps to kittens or pups, oh lordy. My tenant has seen something in the tall grass a couple of times ... could be a coyote, could be a cougar. The key here is, I think, "tall grass". We haven't been diligent with keeping up with the brush on our property. We mow and weedwhack about 1.5 acres but there's another acre or so that is chest high in grass and brambles. The coop is right on the edge of the tall grass. We only have a push mower and a weed whacker. We really need a tractor with a few handy attachments, but that's in the future. Time to rent a brush hog and get after that predator habitat. Meanwhile my remaining chickens are in lockdown. Plus I have 10 chicks who are ready to go into a new pen. Yikes!