So this morning i came out to tend to my flocks. All seemed normal as i was feeding my flock of laying chickens and ducks. But i made a huge mistake and forgot to put away the meat birds. As i approached their coop i saw feathers everywhere and 6 dead carcasses torn to bits and eaten. i tried to stay calm and tell myself it was only 6 but after doing a headcount of the remaining i only counted 23. and i had 43. i feel absolutely terrible. just yesterday a hawk killed one of my ducks. this is the first predator problem weve ever had and i've been raising poultry for over a year. i am absolutely shocked at how many are just gone, carried away by the coyotes. their coop is 10ft away from a corn field so is it possible that some are lost? also, i went back out at around noon and there was a coyote finishing off the remains of the dead chickens.