We've taken every precaution to make sure that our coop is predator proof since a raccoon got into our coop and killed Cher (my favorite lady), but it seems that the foxes have outwitted us. The chickens were making a ruckus this morning and Michael went to check on them. There was a dang fox running around in our coop. It's sealed from the top, there is cement deep into the bottom, bricks stacked, whole nine yards. Michael was going to shoot him, but I'm not sure the neighbors would be ok with it since we live in city limits - slightly illegal. Anywho, as Michael was chasing the fox around the coop the fox went into the hen house and lifted the eave with his nose and slid right on out. Crazy, right? I'm assuming that's how he was getting in as well. Anyway, after the chaos, we noticed Dolly Parton (my super big breasted silver grey dorking) was limping. Her feathers are ruffled and she's sort of hopping, but looks like she can still put weight on her foot. I didn't see any blood, so maybe she broke or sprained it in the chaos? Can chickens sprain their legs? If the fox did get her is she prone to infection? Should I just keep checking on her? She won't really let me get too close right now, but I'll try again later today. Any help would be great... not really sure what to do with a limping lady! We will secure the eaves to the hen house before bed tonight, but is there anything else that we can do to keep the pesky city dwelling predators away? The dog pees on the coop all of the time, should I start making Michael do the same (I saw it somewhere that keeps foxes away)? Read something about hair, too. I love my chickens to death, but I'm starting dread waking up in the morning because I'm not sure what new creature is trying to eat them!