so we have two little ones left. Eryakah the pullet and Marley the roo. all the other ladies are big and outside. the two litle ones are indoors. i am getting out of the shower and i hear them screaming. i get dressed as fast as possible but when i get out of the bathroom they are quiet and not in thier brooder. i cal to them and whistle nothing. the back door is open so i go take a peak around the yard nothing. the dog comes and gets me and leads me to the stairs. so i start to creep down the basement stairs the stairwell is dark compared to just being outside in the sun and the door at the bottomo is locked. so i am carefully stepping on each stair on my way to the bottom when YIIIIPPPPP i step right on one of them and i roll my foot across him and i start screaming Thinking i killed him. The dog comes running to the stairs ready to save me i and me and the poor chick are screaming first me then him then me then him. i am scared to look he is only 4 weeks old not very big. we stop screaming and i look and he is runningback and forth on the stair just scared as heck. i pick him up and he is fine.! i can not believe i did not kill him. i have him in a crate and am watching carefully though. poor guy. i held him for awhile and that seemed to help. but as we came back upstairs he started peeping like he does when he gets separated fom erykah. i crate him and keep searching the house. finally i get back to the yard and look all through the bushes and in the garden and then i head for the ladies pen...and i see her. no head one foot and exposed shoulder covered in flies. terrible sight and i look at the dog and he automatically lays down and submits. terrible i can still hear marley crying for her in the house. I scold he dog and now am in the house and i know i need to go out and take care of it but it is so gross!!! poor erykah she was such a sweetie and poor marley is now all alone. and now i have a dog who has tasted a chick.... does that mean he will go after all of them he has always been so good with the ladies. protected them slept with them i dont know what to do. and i am so sad. my husband got a job yesterday so this is my first day alone in the house and all the kids are visiting grandparents so it is just me and it is never just me. we have 7 kids. so i already feel strangly alone and now i get to deal with this. My husband gets to come home and hear that one of the chicks got eaten on my watch. he is really bonded with these two little ones. always talks about how she was going to be in charge of all the ladies he could just tell. stuff like that. man i am sad. and hope i did no damage to poor marley. what a horrible morning! thanks for listening.