We lost 2 of our RIR's yesterday. :-( This is our very first flock and I am taking it quite hard as I've become attached to these dinosaurs. It happened sometime during the day and they only free range while I'm at home. I found a pile of feathers in the front yard and about 100 feet away, found our dear Wanda. About 40 feet away from her was sweet little Rosie. Both girls were completely in tact. Rosie's butt feathers were gone and that was it. Wanda was a little more mauled. Her back feathers were missing (I'm assuming the feather pile was from her) and a few flaps of meat showing. There was little to no blood, no meat or intestines hanging out, no crop damage, and no head or exterior neck injury. We live in New Hampshire in a wooded lot. So we do have everything from hawks, to fisher cats, to coydogs, etc. My first guess was a loose dog since the girls weren't eaten but I have NEVER seen a loose dog in this area and I would suspect another dog roaming the neighborhood would have caught the attention of my own dogs. I was home but didn't hear anything which doesn't say much as it is hard to hear anything over the sounds of my 2 and 4 year old. What animal would kill but not eat in the middle of the day?