We had almost a year of happy free ranging and finally had the 1st loss. One of our small hens was killed. I am curious what could have done this. I found her under wide laurels shrubs. Not all the way deep, but about a foot from the edge under. Entire head, neck, and part of the breast were stripped down to the bones. The rest was left intact. We are fully fenced and never saw a racoon or else anywhere around. Squirrels and rabbits - yes. Stray cat one in 10 yrs in the property. Yes, I know - do not free range them. But I am not the decision maker in the family. Also, I want to rule out possible other factors. I had no chance to investigate the scene yesterday, as wife was "looking around for many times" during the day and didn't see her, and I found the body with flashlight dark outside 9 pm. Any ideas what will strip head and neck and leave the rest? It's horse acre property backed against trees in loosely populated area.