I've been staring at those empty coops for a few days now and trying to get my head around what happened. (I posted on the Predators forum about the theft of my flock.) So now I am trying to decide a few things: (1) do I want more chickens? (2) is it safe to get more chickens or will they just be stolen too? (3) how to keep them from being stolen? (I already had the coops padlocked and the thieves just cut the locks off); (4) is it worth the time and effort it would take to try to find some of my old bloodlines? (5) should I start fresh with a new breed? or (6) just forget the whole thing? I've been going round and round in endless circles inside my head trying to figure out what to do. Or even if I should do anything at all and just be grateful I still have the 10 Buff Rocks the thieves didn't take. Is there anyone out there who has been through something like this that might offer a few thoughts here? #4 on my list is really biting me. I'm so afraid they'll all just be stolen again. I'm stymied.