we went to bed, had 39 chickens... woke up this morning...the coop door was WIDE open..I was like? what how did that happen.. I woke m y son up and said c'mon we have to go get the chickens..the door is open.. however..I thought they were out freeranging... apparently not...walked out there...there were 18 carcasses laying all over my side yard... several alive in the pen...several missing.. so I think someone came into our yard and opened the door up..after we went to bed...then the animal got them?? we have 14 alive now...25 dead, we found 20 carcasses and 5 are "missing" presumed dead... You know..my son had his favorite chicken, his pet..truly she was his pet..of course..they couldnt not kill her...but we did find her and buried her by herself and he made a headstone..(he's 14 dont judge lol).. he has cried all day long.. my girls went to bed crying... I feel like puking...seriously puking... a couple of them hubby had to "finish" off b'cuz their insides were hanging out and they were suffering.. most of the ones lying around in the yard; just had a couple small puncture wounds..so not sure if they were scared literally to death or what... when I left the house today to take my daughtter to the hospital for tests...we only had 11 hens...when I came back, we had 13 hens and 1 Roo...they must have came back out of hiding! They are ALL terrified, the roo keeps hunkering under a piece of plywood...they are all very skittish and I swear, if there is such thing as post traumatic stress disorder for chickens..they have it... they wouldnt go in their coop tonight..we had to really GENTLY coax them in.. we have a lock on the coop door..we locked it...we also pulled the huge bin of grain in front of it..."just in case" and then for the chicken door inside we put a piece of plywood over it, put 3 bricks in front of it... and did the same thing for the outside of the chicken door..w/heavier bricks and locked the run as well.. IF something happens tonight..I KNOW it'll be a person ... I'm super sick to my stomach..my boy is hurting terribly right now and I cant help him... (then on a diff. note..my husbands work handed down new structuring positions today; he gets to keep his SAME job, diff. title and 25% paycut..how fair is that??).. puke..puke..seriously I have a lump in my throat and I'm atually kinda scared to go to sleep..