I lost my little lily today to a predator I went to go lock up the chickens in the coop for the night and was missing my little brown/red cochin. I went all over the yard with a flash light looking for her and finally came across a huge pile of feathers and her body. She was decapitated and ripped to shreds. I knew i was taking a chance on loosing some when i decided to free range but it has almost been 2 years and had been lucky until today. My hubby seems to think it was a hawk but wouldn't a hawk have taken the whole chicken? I was home all day and i feel responsible for not hearing any warning signs, My roos are really good at sounding the alarm when danger is near but not today. My poor girl was only a little over 5 months old and hadn't even layed her first egg . Thats it for me im not taking a chance anymore from now on its LOCKDOWN!!!