My husband is away right now so it is just me to look after the chickens. I get home in the dark, 7 or 9 pm. 2 nights ago, I walked toward the coop and went to close the door and low and behold, there was a chicken laying on the ground! He was so still, like a stuffed animal, I thought he was dead or hurt. But no, just chilling after a day of escape. He willingly let me pick him up and I returned him to the "rooster coop". I counted the roos , one was missing. I went into the big coop and I counted the 1 big roo and hens, should be 18, but I kept coming up with 19. Hmmm. Then I noticed one of the roos was in this coop, he must have flew over outside and then just walked right in. Anyways, everything is sorted out now, everyone is back in their place. The next morning, after feeding time, I was inside the house getting ready for work and all of the hens and pullets just started BAWLING THEIR HEADS OFF i ran out to see and a hawk was vacating the area. Everyone remained motionless and I counted..... 15... 16.... 17. Oh no! Where is my little crooked toe BR? I counted 5 times, made myself late for work. Then I found her...... under the lean-to I built for extra security! Everything is ok here. So far, knock on wood, I have only lost 1 to predator, a hawk and that was before I put up the bird fence. Hopefully that will keep them safe. My husband says it is just a matter of time (before they are slaughtered by predators). I hope he is wrong!