I went to my parent's house for Thanksgiving. When I returned there were only 4 chickens in the coop. I was not able to find Chipette. I looked all over the yard, especially the places where I have found half eaten chickens and I did not find anything. I didn't even find a feather. With the other four chickens alive I assume it was not a raccoon as they tend to kill everything. Since she was a small bantam maybe a hawk was able to grab her and fly off. I guess I will never know. It is very disappointing to lose a chicken. It is especially sad when she was the favorite chicken.
Hopefully this will be the only loss this winter. Last winter was especially hard. I am wondering if the hawks are back.