Last week I lost one of my silkies but I don't know what it could have been When I got home I found the silkie decapitated and pretty much eviscerated. A lot of feathers had been ripped out and the guts were spilled. However, the majority of the carcass was still there (the head was gone). That day (as every day) the chickens spent the day outside in a fenced in area around their coop. I checked the fence and nothing had dug under, so something came from the top. Could it have been a hawk? What predator kills like that?