Hubby and I bought a farm a couple months ago, not intending to get any animals until we finished renovation on the house. But surprise!! The previous owner left about 30 chickens, all but 12 of which we re-homed. The previous owner had so many chickens that the ramshackle coop she had up couldn't fit them all, so the overflow chickens got used to roosting in trees and bushes. The farm is 30 minutes away from our current house- I go up once a day, but can't make the trip twice a day to let them in and out of the coop, even assuming that I can train them to use it. Over the last few days, we've lost two chickens. The first one is pictured. One has gone missing today- I'm halfway expecting to find her carcass somewhere tomorrow. The one pictured went missing one day, and was found ripped apart the next day. I have several questions: 1. What kind of predator am I dealing with? Coyote? Fox? What would eat the neck and wings like that? 2.Given that I can't be there as much as I'd like, what can I do to try to prevent more attacks? I can't just stand by and let this thing pick off the farm birds one by one. Besides the losses, I don't want a predator thinking my farm is a fast food restaurant.