I went out at dawn to let my 2 girls out and only one met me. I got a sick feeling because they always are together. I rounded the corner and my sweet Delilah was lying, half eaten, at the floor of the roost. I have had these girls for three and a half years. Their pen consisted of a 10x10 dog kennel that my husband put a wooden roof on, and built wooden walls on 3 sides. It has a dirt floor spread with sand. So there is wire all around the top and sides and a shingled wood roof over the entire structure with the wood walls. How did something get in? There is a small hole less than 2 inches across where one wall meets the floor. Would a snake get a full grown hen? If it was a racoon, how did it get in? And now I only have one hen and don't know how to get her some flock mates once we predator proof the pen. In the meantime, Eva will be roosting in our laundry room! Would pullets be the least problematic way to give her company?