Roberto pokachinni wrote:If there is no major signs of any struggle, then it's probably a larger predator as you listed. Usually a hawk or large preying bird will leave a feather or two on impact, but not always; it could have broken the neck and then flew away with it. Any large quick predator can snap up something the size of a chicken by the neck and get away with it without rustling a feather. Sad for you, though. If nobody has done so already, Andrew, I will welcome you: Welcome to Permies!