It happened. I had my girls out free ranging and went inside to shower. I was in the bathroom, heard one of my girls making a fuss. And saw the coyote coming into my yard. I grabbed my air rifle and ran outside. It had my Buff in its mouth. I screamed and the coyote dropped her. I got one shot off but no where close to the coyote. It hopped the fence and disappeared in the bushes. I went back in the house and found my Buff in the corner of my dining room screaming. Feathers everywhere. She died a few minutes later. Her chicks are 7 weeks old. She was my favorite. I just started bawling and couldn't stop. Can't believe I'm shedding tears over a chicken, didn't realize I was that attached. The chicks are fine and so is my other chicken but they are distressed. It's the middle of the day, I have a dog, I have a fence.... I didn't think it would happen.... I shouldn't have left them unattended. ****! I want that coyote to come back so I can shoot it in the ***!!!