We had 12 chickens until this morning... I went to feed this morning and found 1 scared chicken running loose outside of their fenced yard and feathers everywhere. My oldest son followed the feathers into the woods and found 1 of the carcasses - he couldn't find the other 2 missing (presumed dead) chickens. I'm so upset about this, but I guess it could have been alot worse. We think that it must have been a coon. Right now our plans are to lock the chickens in the coop at night and set a trap for the coon (or whatever did this to my babies.) We wish we had the money right now to cover and enclose the 20 ft x 30 ft fenced yard, but unfortunately we don't.