First....no pics....apologies! My tearful daughter insisted I bury her immediately & show her respect (of no pics) Second, this happened to a pigeon, but it could have been a bantam hen...please don't distinguish, chicken people. My first predator attack ever was last night, on a broody pigeon hen in my.pigeon house. The other 3 pigeons were left unharmed. Her spinal cord had been severed and the mest eaten from shoulder to base of skull. Skull and head were intact. Eggs (2) were left under her unharmed. She was left in the nest without attemot to drag her. Looks like she died instantly without waking. Her body was still lukewarm when I found her at dawn. Her mate was flying around agitated. The only opening in the pigeon loft/run is a small 1/2 by 2" crack near the roof. E.t. else has hardware cloth. So, would a rat or a weasel be more likely to kill this way? I have had rat bait in a professional grade trap behind the loft most of the year.