Friday- just before leaving for the holiday weekend we had to deal with the heartbreaking loss of 13 BR's just about 10 weeks old. I had just started letting them out only when we were home. My husband found 4 dead and 9 totally gone and found 2 hiding still alive. We are so devastated. Wonder what got to them during the day. I thought they were safe from predators during the day. The guy we bought chics from had his free range and said it was fine. Now the 2 I have left will not even come out of their coop. I think they are tramatized. I am wondering if I should buy some more BR's around the same age???