I caught a hawk attacking a hen in my yard today. I chased it off and she is okay. However, one of my roosters (a cochin silkie cross) had all his tail feathers pulled out. What is odd is that the hen who was being attacked was quite a way off from where I found a pile of his feathers. I found his feathers near the coop where I would never expect to be a convenient area for a hawk to swoop in. The hen was where he clearly could have cleanly swooped in after her. Could all the missing tail feathers indicate that he tried to defend the flock? Why would he just be missing his tail if he tried fighting? Also, he IS a fighter. He will try to fight even me. He is super protective. I am just trying to piece together what happened before I got there. Thanks!