Well, I have been dreading this day. A predator has located, and killed one of my girls. We believe the attack occured during the day while we were all at work. One of my beautiful new pullets was brutally killed in my fenced pasture. My DH and Daughter went out to collect eggs this evening, and made the horrible discovery. The pullets neck was severly wounded, her breast meat was gone, and her entrails were clearly visible. Based on the feather blast, she was attacked near the barn, and finished off my the fence line. My daughter was so upset, she cried. This years "new additions" have been the friendliest birds we have ever known. Does anyone have any idea what might have done this, and what I should do to protect the rest of the girls? We keep the girls (31 left) in two large horse stalls in the barn, and have always left their hatch doors open. My DH doesn't want to lock them in, so I'm trying to find a happy medium (if there is one)!???!!!.