I came home on my lunch break today to find my beautiful blue cochin, Bella, dead in my yard. There were a few feathers around the area where I found her body, but otherwise I could find no sign of injury. No blood, no matted feathers. Her neck also felt okay to me, but she was starting to become stiff when I found her, so I couldn't tell for sure. Here is the area where it happened - all covered by leaves, and 2 walls, and a fence on the right. She was between the drainage pipe and the fern in the corner. One eye was closed, the other was open, and the only other odd thing was that her normally red comb was very pale. Predators I know are around are: cooper's hawks, red tail hawks, raccoons and cats. This happened around 10 am. I would love ideas on who did this to my hen who I raised from 2 days old. She is my biggest bird - so I'm not sure why she was the one they targeted, especially since I have a white banty. Please help so I can prevent my other birds from falling prey.