i forget to shut their coop all the time. i try so hard to remember but they were always ok until about a week ago i remembered a few hours after it got dark and went out and there were feathers everywhere and 2 missing. i am really sad about it the chickens were so nice and i enjoyed feeding them and having them follow me around and they hadn't even layed their first egg yet. i forgot again 2 days ago and another one is gone which leaves me with ONE male chicken. last night i brought him into my front room which is basically like a shed and set him up a nice little area in an old dog cage. my neighbor said he will give me some chickens but i am scared to have chickens again bc i don't want them to get eaten. i would let them free roam around the yard during the day and they go into their coop at night. i guess maybe i could put a fence around their coop but would that really keep predators out? idk..