Not a typo. 18 chickens gone including my rooster. I looked out the window around 3 to see a fox carrying a chicken off. I was totally shocked as I've never seen a fox in the day on our property. It came right back, ran around the pen and went INTO the pen. I was home alone with two babies so all I could do was open the door and scream obscenities at it... it would run off and be back 5 minutes later. Repeated this until my husband got home and I could go outside. A hen, my rooster and 16 young pullets are dead or assumed dead. 4 dead pullets were laying in a neat pile along the back of the fence. Found the small hole dug under the fence where it got in. After NO fox attacks ever this happens. Apparently the fox/foxes were at it all day as I let the birds out at 8 a.m. The chicken at the bottom of the pile was going into rigor. Assuming we have a pair of foxes with a den of babies to feed. And of course they took all of the young birds and left the 5 old ones that were getting butchered this fall anyway. Just needed to vent. What a crap day.