Hi, I have been reading this message board for quite some time. This is the first time I posted. We lost at least 4 hens today due to a red fox. I let the hens out of their run around 3 pm while I was doing chores out back.After awhile I went back in the house. I looked out the window while washing eggs,They were all there. My husband came home and when he looked out there were dead chickens laying around the yard. We saw the fox from the kitchen window. We ran right out. The chickens had completely scattered all over the yard, hiding in the bushes. There were three chickens dead, one that my husband put out of her misery. He got the gun and waited. Got a shot into the fox when it came back, it ran off. He found it out back of the yard and killed it. We always shut the chickens in the coop every night.