I had my first loss last night. What can get into a run and steal 2 chickens leaving almost no trace? It appears whatever came under the fence in a very small space and somehow managed to take 2. There are feathers in the coop, on the top of the fence in 2 different places. Did the thing make 2 trips in and out? It has gotten really warm here in the south, so we've been leaving the windows on the coop open. So basically unprotected except for the fencing. Obviously this wasn't enough. And we need to close them in at night. But, like I said, it is getting warm. I read someone mention hardware cloth over the windows. Will the chickens peck holes in it? It is distressful to think of what went on out there last night. Poor dears must have been scared to death. I feel like a failure. I was supposed to keep them safe. Now I know we need to do more. I was so concerned with hawks and owls. Oh dear.