WHAT PREDATOR DID THIS?
What happened to my chicks if one of them are missing another is dead and cut in the belly intestines everywhere with a left wing eaten and another with a few scrapes along the head,eyes, along the back and behind the head with a trace of a few(2 small baby chick) feathers left on a wire which seems to be where the predator got in. I think this might have happened near morning and I am not sure what had killed my chicks. I found the dead chick behind chicken and the injured laying in the coop.It seems to have wanted midnight snack since it had left the rest of the other chicks perfectlyfine. The hole this animal left was had a circumfrence about maybe 3-5 in. We do live near a small lake and there has been alot of hawks eating my chicks when i just go inside to get water.I have never seen this and my dogs are not all interested in even touching these chicks.They were fine for about a week because i had just got them and I have just never encountered this and I just can't figure out what had eating/injured my chicks. Please respond because I want to make sure this predator will not be making its way back here anytime soon and I want to figure out what animal had eaten them.I can gladly submit 1 picture of the dead chick if needed.