So my full feathered chicks have been outside for about a week now, this am we found a leg...just a chick leg by process of elimination we figured it was our Favi So I thought i was my fault that I had left one chick out of the coop over night and thought a raccoon got it ( we have been hit by them before) Then later today I hear this odd noise coming from out back and I see a smallish bird maybe crow or raven size eating another one of my chicks! I didnt have time to grab my gun and just ran ut after it, naturally it took off. But I also didnt want to shoot at it being its the weekend and Im basically in the city, plus it may be a protected bird. So I didnt get a good look at it but its chest feathers were spotty & white. 1 what was it... 2 how do I keep it away from my chicks? Short of putting bird netting over my entire yard. its not a large yard so I am thinking about it! What a week... Step son car accident with his mother, 100+ stitches on his face Youngest son freak accident and bit by neighbors dog and now 2 chicks lost Thats 3 so Im due for good now right?