I just found my favorite teen-aged silkie dead- Chi-Chi, my only black. She was in the roosting box. Her box is a bucket with the top cut halfway off. For some reason, she does not like to get in the coup. I had been locking her up, but did not do so last night. I found her dead in her box, lying there headless. No other part of her body was injured or suffered any trauma. What could have done this? I'v never had any critters; I'v lined the coup with chicken wire up about 3-4 feet, but the rest of wire is the regular dog-kennel. I'v also covered the top with netting, but there are no large holes. I am so upset! She was my favorite and the sweetest in the world. Her little friend is heartbroken and running around looking for her. Whatever got her had to have come into the coup. What animal kills like this? It/they completely be-headed her, and left no beak, etc. The rest of the body is 100% intact.