Hello everyone, I am a new member here. Have come to this forum for advice on several occasions and finally decided to join. Anyway, I have lost 7 young healthy chickens over the last two nights. I am not close enough to my pen to hear anything happening from inside the house. I came out two mornings ago and found 4 of my hens laying in a pile underneath their house, and another 3 yesterday morning. No bite marks, no trauma of ANY kind that I can tell...and I have looked extensively. I do not believe this is some kind of virus because it is happening after they are up for the night, yet I am finding them outside the house where they roost. I am assuming a predator, probably a weasel or mink, but am not sure. I live in the mountains of western NC and it has to be something very small like that as the biggest hole in my pin is no more than 1 1/2", and whatever it is seems to be killing simply for the sake of killing. These were all several month old, very healthy chickens, so I would love to hear any advice anyone might have on what I can do, what I need to look for, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Note: I have looked through the forum at other post similar to this, but just haven't found one that has the same specifics as of yet. In the meantime I will keep looking. Thanks again!