Lost my first chicken to a fox today. It killed my chicken in the middle of the day. I have an acre lot and a park behind it. I found my 8 chickens all crowded together up against the house. I looked up the hill and I saw a fox eating my chicken. I could see red so I knew it was too late. I yelled at it and it ran off. I walked up the hill and before I could get there, the fox came back and took the chicken and pulled it through the fence. My chickens have been free ranging for 2 years. I guess I've been lucky. I locked up my girls and let my German Sheperd out up the hill. Hopefully he'll mark up the area and scare the fox. I can't leave him with the chickens because he chases them and grabs them. I plan on putting up another fence closer to their coop so they can't roam so far. Any other suggestions? I thought predators hunt in the late afternoon or evenings.