My 1st post and not a good one. We are losing chickens like it is our job. We free range our birds and lock them up safe at night. We were so happy our flock of 17 could cruize around . Then a friend stopped by and called saying what happened to all your chickens. He only counted 11 when he stopped by. I got home from work and only counted 7!!! My chickens were just about ready to start laying. That week my uncle brought me over 11 ,1.5 month old barred rocks and RIR's. I did not let them out of their area at all until sunday morning. I was late for church and just did not have time to catch them. Within 3 hours I lost 3 more birds. The first attack left no bodies or blood, just some feathers. 10 Missing birds in one day. This last predator feast left nothing but one body. I went back give my barred rock a proper burial and she had been dragged off. All attacks were in broad daylight!! Any good ideas of an offender. I am thinking a coyote and a fox tag team event. Do you think green garden fence with reinforced bases is enough to stop such beasts? My feathered friends hate being in their 6 by 9 doge kennel.