Yesterday afternoon i was headed out to do my chores and i saw one of my ladies, doing what i thought was dust bathing under a tree that's just a little ways from my house. I called her and she didn't get up so i walked over to go say hello (she was one of my friendliest hens and loved to get attention) and when i picked her up i saw that her neck and head were eaten down to the bone and all that was left was bone, her comb, and a strip of skin along the very front of what was her neck. I'm so confused as to what got her because it was during the day, she was under a tree which is on the shorter side that has branches that provide a lot of cover (some almost lean to the ground) and my dogs were outside and they always scare off predators. I know it wasn't a dog because my dogs have always been sweet to the chickens and have never done anything harmful. We have fox and hawks and things like that around here but i don't see how a hawk could've gotten it from under the tree and there was very minimal feather loss; only what would've been on her neck.. usually with hawks there's a lot more. at least in my experience, and fox never come up this close to the house. So i'm just stumped.