Watched a fox run off with one of my adult Buff Orpington layers this AM. There were two field fences between me and the fox, and the gun was in the house. By the time I got through both gates, the fox was down the gully back of our house. Looks like the hen was dead by then, I think it broke her neck when it grabbed her. After getting back from Mass, my dh and I took one of our dogs and went fox hunting. He had done a chicken count and found we were actually missing one of our Delawares as well as the Buff. We found a lot of fox tracks, a lot of mud, and a lot of briars. Oh yeah, we found a pile of white feathers too.(The Delaware) We found out that we both need some mud boots and coveralls. So this poses a bit of a problem for us. We actually live in a rural subdivision, where everyone has a mobile on one or two acre lots. Lots of trees and critters, but lots of homes around too. We have a fairly large pen, but the chickens routinely fly out of it, and it is 6' fencing. I am thinking, in the short term, maybe electric wire around the top to keep them in. arrrggghhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! End of rant. I am beyond angry.