I lost a silkie pullet a few days ago to some kind of bird of prey. I just assumed it was a Cooper's Hawk, although I only caught a glimpse of it peripherally as it flew away. I've never seen a hawk near my property before, and now I've learned that there is a family of Peregrines nesting about 1/4 mile from here. The silkie's neck was snapped, with no other trauma or puncture wounds, and I've read that falcons kill by severing the spinal column. So the peregrine is our culprit? Any raptor experts care to weigh in?