Yesterday something killed two of our hens and our rooster in broad daylight. My husband insists they free range even though we have a big run for them. I'm very upset - the rooster was such a good guy. One hen was on the side of the house, one hen was in the woods in front of the house, and the rooster is missing. There are lots of feathers around, which I think are the roosters. How could this happen? We lost four of our hens in May and at this point we are wondering if we should keep getting chickens. It's so hard when you lose them. It had to be more than one animal but what? Anyone know? Also, if we let our cat out, will she be safe? She is super fast and climbs trees in a heartbeat.