Yesterday I went to my moms so my DH took care of the chickens for me. He called and said that one of our EE's (Eragon) was dead she had decided to spend the night out in the nestboxs we have outside a few of them had been sharing them for the last few nights as the weather was warmer and they seemed to enjoy it. We have never had any problem with predators other then hawks and then only during the day. But she was laying half out of the bottom box and her breast bone was torn out and her insides were gone. We have a fence around but have been leaving the door open because of all the snow. We havn't lost a chicken since last august and the hawk just took the whole chicken. Any ideas as to what this could be? we are locking them in the coop at night now and are going to get a live trap from his dad but would like some idea of what we are trying to catch.