Hi Everyone, I am a somewhat new chicken owner. I proudly brought home my 3 Buff Orpingtons and 3 Americaunas in May and have nurtured and played with them. I was determined to be an owner who never lost a chicken and would have my girls well into old age... Well that is getting to be pretty far from reality. I have lost 3 in the last 3 weeks, 2 of which were this week. One of my girls ended up being a rooster and he fought with one of the girls and killed her a few weeks ago, then he was killed 2 days ago by a neighbor's dog (I am not sure how it happened since he is bigger than the dog!) and today I came home to my favorite girl lying dead in her run! I don't know what happened to her but I had them out yesterday and she may have eaten something she shouldn't have. I want to go buy some more chicks this week but I am afraid after this recent run that I may not be able to keep them. I guess I am just getting discouraged. I am just pretty depressed after so many losses so close together. I am also afraid I will never actually see an egg at the rate I am going. Has anyone else had any similar experiences? They say bad things happen in 3s so I hope I am done and the rest of my girls will be spared.