We came home from church the other day and heard loud bird sounds out by the chicken coop. When we got back there, we found a hawk sitting up in one of the trees and lots of crows making the noise.
One rooster was outside sounding his alarm. Then we noticed that two chickens were not moving and thought that was strange. With a closer look, we realized that both chickens were dead, snarled up in the electric fence. Their necks were also pecked.
I suspect what happened was the hawk flew over or sat on the tree and scared the chickens. Most of the chickens scattered and got inside the coop. Two got snarled up in the fence and then the hawk decided to play with them a little and killed them. Or, the fence could have killed them first and then the hawk played with them.
Whichever way, we lost two chickens that day. We're down to 20 now, 18 hens and 2 roosters.