I and my family are heartbroken. There was a terrible, really bad thunderstorm last night. My daughter found one of my two 9 week old silkie roos, drowned. The other one was brought into the house to dry out, and is ok. Then, this morning, she went out to feed our 5 cochins and 2 silkies, all grown chickens, and they were all dead or dying. They had been attacked on the heads, 2 heads gone, and left intact. The biggest roo is the only one that was not attacked. Tracie had to shoot 3 that were still alive, but beyond help. She said that the smell of skunk was on the chickens. I'm going to set a trap, and my question is what to use for bait for a skunk. I know it will be back! Any other ideas out there? I have been predator-free (other than snakes and the neigbor's dog) for almost three years, and this is really sickening for us.