Hi, I am new. I bought chicks last spring to have egss and we have all gotten rather attached to "the girls". My dh loves to go out and get eggs and visit the girls as they coo at night. We have had no problems with predators, pecking etc. They free range during the day with my 5 goats and usually hang out in the goat shed as well. They get locked up and counted at night. Yesterday during the day something got one in the shed. I am assumming everyone else was outside as it was a gorgeous day. Feathers all over but mostly in a corner and I found her a few feet away still inside, with her head and crop intact, but her neck was featherless and what ever it was ate only into her along her back, no meaty part, so it fits no predator profile. Planning on setting a live trap today in case it comes back. Could the other chickens have jumped her and eaten her back??? thanks bunches for any info.