Hi all, I found one of my hens dead in the run when it was super cold. I decided that she was sick and just did not make it. Was completely eaten by fellow hens, I did not think much of it, besides sadness of the fact. Next day - nice weather (around +5C) - chicks are out and about, I was cleaning the coop, took out the manure, put new bedding. Went shopping and when I came back - another hen was just killed and was laying in the snow. it was just done as the rest were still staying hidden in the coop. They can go in and out as they please durng the day, but are locked inside after dark. the killed one had her guts out, one side of the tummy was almost missing, the head and neck were intact, and by the time I went for the shovel and a bag - the rest of the birds were eating off her. As we have snow - looked around for tracks, aside of mine and the dog's (she can't get inside the coop anyways) - these are the only ones I found. the diistance between the tracks is about 8 in, and the tracks were coming fomr and going back to the bushes. Included are some pictures for all of you who can recognize anything. I have modified the pictures for better contrast as it was shortly after sundown. thanks for your help, A.