Found my sultan hen decapitated next to the water can. She was inside a fence, but close enough for something to grab her apparently. They only free range during daylight hours. So my question is, who does this during the day? We are out in the country and I haven't seen a stray dog in years. Plus, not really dog type of killing. We do have stray cats. Would a cat decapitate? Most of her body was still there, missing her head and some skin and feathers. She was part of a matched pair that my son was planning to take to the fair this summer. Really bummed now. Found the dang hawk right after he killed another hen today. I know there is a lot of snow on the ground and food is scarce, but why oh why do they have to eat my chickens!