MyHaven, I hope you do get the opportunity to adopt a Silkie, they're adorable, and a bantam pen sounds like a wonderful idea Sorry you've had a fox problem, I haven't so far, but wandering dogs or cats are a concern of mine. Lot's of people just don't keep their animals indoors at night around here unfortunately.
I did love my sons Silkie. She was a gift for his second birthday and would sit on his lap. It makes me sad to think what happened to her. They are so inoffensive and defensless.
I can't believe I could get a fox in my backyard. The council are coming to trap again next week. This is just a precaution none have been back that I know. Last time they trapped, the first night we caught a possum (it's a kind trap) and the fox must have walked passed it to get in for the second attack on my chooks. Then we caught a domestic dog and finally a fox. It turns out your yard is really busy at night.
Yes, some people do not take the care of their animals they should and don't consider their neighbours.