We had our first loss after keeping chickens for over a year and a half. A fox got 2 of our girls and 1 of our roosters. It happened so fast, the rooster almost saved the 2nd girl, she got away, but died a few minutes later. I have to say I impressed at our Roosters attempt to protect the chickens. The chickens scattered and he went into attack mode. Very sad. Now I'm worried how my other rooster will do. The one left is towards bottom of pecking order- even though he is almost 2 times the size. Not sure he can take on the lead role. Did I tell you foxes suck! I feel bad cause I decided to let them out about a 1/2 hour before dusk (yes stupid move) and my kind thought killed 3 birds and made a 10 year old and her mom (me) very sad.