Yep, the fox got the RD that I hatched, one of your girls that flew out of the pen, and my Olive egger girl...and the fox has learned to stay out of the range of my dog....(about 50yds)...coops/pens will be rebuilt and I've learned the hard way not to free range them even if I am home
Awww, crazy predators! We had a close one today with the red-tail hawks. Girls are penned all the time now since a hawk casualty in the late fall. Decided to do some work on the coop and in the garden, so figured the girls would be fine to range since we were all outside and close by. Screams from the kids and diving hawks - not a good situation. Called the girls all into the coop quickly while the kids kept the hawks away. It's good they respond to my chicken call and treats! Guess it's not safe to free-range even when we're out now. Definitely thinking seriously about some kind of movable hoop tractor for day ranging.
@stake - we have a fox (foxes?) on the back property close to the coop often, but the girls have been safe in the coop/run so far. Have you had casualties inside your coop/run area? We're close to you in West Chester.