A dog tore through the chicken wire last night when my husband and I were late coming home from the grocery store, (usually at dusk we coax the girls into the coop and lock up for the night.) It was sad to walk around the yard and pick up the girls. The ones that survived were mostly dark colored, and obviously didn't show up in the night to the dog's eye. Strangely, I only found eight dead bodies, and six chickens remain missing. I wonder where they went? I've looked everywhere around the house, thinking I'd find a scared chicken here or there. The remaining chickens seem a little depressed. They went into the coop all by themselves tonight, for the first time ever, and aren't very interested in their food. Has anyone ever heard of sympathetic chickens? Well, I just had to tell someone my story. Darn dogs.