I have a flock of 18 silkies of various colors. We have 6 roosters, but only one is mature enough to crow. He is about a year old. We noticed that we didn't hear him crowing one morning so we go out there and he was gone..only feathers remaining. Our coop is VERY secure. They have a pretty decent sized run caged in by fencing and chicken wire. Also have an indoor area they go into to sleep. Anyways, our flock was VERY friendly. Always ran up to the fence as soon as they saw us coming, always ran inside the coop when we went to collect eggs. But ever since the rooster was taken they are TERRIFIED of us. Won't get near the fence when we're out there, even when we throw corn. That is very unusual of them. Since it is almost halloween, and we live in a very remote place, is it possible that the attack came from a human and that's why they are so scared of us now? Or are they just shaken up by the attack in general? The fence was pulled back a little on the top, but someone could have easily walked in through the coop because the only lock on it is a latch. Even if it wasn't a human, is there any way we can get them to trust us again? They used to be the sweetest things and now they're so scared of us.