The fox struck again this morning. We have been pretty fortunate over the past 5 months, but this morning he got my first egg layer, Nelly. The kids and I are devastated, and I'm really considering halting this whole chicken raising thing because I cannot handle this much heartache. But that's not what I'm posting about. incubator buddies. Is Big Guy going to go through a depression or act differently now that Nelly is gone? There is still a total of 7 chickens in the flock, so its not like she will be alone. I just feel awful for her.