I left to go get some shopping done and when I came home, Monty the rescue chicken was making a racket. Since she's our version of a rooster, I knew something was up. Racing around to the coop at the back of the house I immediately saw Monty in the Annex and Luna in the compost bin and a HUGE red tailed hawk balancing on the chicken pen edge! I scared that bugger off and then looked around for the rest of the chickens... Unfortuately, the hawk had killed Seren, our white EE. I couldn't find 2 others. I picked up Luna from the compost bin, she was acting funny, then went to look for the rest. Nefertiti (redhead EE) showed up a few minutes later. I guess she's smarter that I thought, she was hiding in the woods. Monty has clipped wings from her former life, so she couldn't fly the coop, but she did bloody her comb a bit trying to crawl through the wire. I found the last chicken, Nancy, hiding in the nesting box - probably the smartest one of all. Considering that this last one is the consummate escape artist, I was really surprised to find her inside. That was where I'd expect the rest of them to be. My daughter Lizzie, who raised all these chickens from day old chicks is devestated. Seren was her absolute favorite. She was the queen of the sky blue egg.... Right now the rest of the girls are living in the garage until we can reinforce the coop.... lots of research being done. Also planning on seeing if we can expand the flock come spring.... good news? Monty laid an egg. We thought she was too old and recovering from a recent illness.