I lost my favorite NH tonight to a hawk attack. In a snowstorm. My dog was fussing to go out, and I told her "Look, a smart animal would stay inside!" When she did go out, she went right to a tree where a hawk was sitting. She barked until it flew away. This apparently happened shortly after it killed Janie in the chicken yard, about 4' from the coop. My DH chased the hawk from the chicken yard. Was this hawk desparate, or what? Will it come more often now that it's had success? We've had hawks all along, but they've never gotten a chicken before.