Hi all, I have had 2 chickens (they're about 2 months old) within the past couple of days mysteriously lose the end of their middle toes. The only thing I can think of that might be happening is I have their pen totally enclosed with 1/2 " hardware cloth. I have seen them try to climb up the walls and I'm afraid they may have got a toe caught and then ripped it off. I really don't know but I can't think of any other possibility. I used to have chicken wire, which proved to not be raccoon proof. I lost my first flock of young chicks when a coon just ripped my stapled chicken wire off. I redid my pen and used all hardware cloth secured with screws and washers. It should be predator proof, but now I'm afraid it's maiming my chicks! I don't know what to do. Will it kill them to be missing toes? One stump is bleeding now. Has anyone else had this happen? Any ideas on what I should do to help the chicks or to keep it from happening again? Or any other possible ideas for the toe loss? Thanks so much! I've learned so much here.