Today my son came home from school to find his favorite hen "Freindly" dead in the back yard. Our house is in the middle of a old farmfield without a lot of cover. The coop is very secure and inside a 6 x 15 ft. dog kennel with lattice over the top (for security) of it and around it covering the chain link (for curb appeal!). Friendly would wonder from the coop, over the 300 ft. trip, to the patio every day. She would even go to the front yard and sit on our porch! The other 10 hens and 1 rooster stay pretty close to the coop. Friendly was about 25 feet from the back of our house and her side torn open and insides eaten. feathers were all over to. Her head and neck were in tact. We do have Hawks so just wondering if anyone has any experience with this, we don't know what got her and are trying to figure it out. We don't know if we should let the chickens free range anymore while we are not home. Please help!