Hi, I am new to this forum, and sadly not even a chicken owner as of yesterday, when a fox (?) took out all my beautiful 17 weeks old Hedemora chicken. I naively thought that it was ok to leave the door open in the afternoon (after dark). I have them behind a 1m tall fence inside a large shed. I have always been careful to lock them in safely at night, but sometimes left the door open until 7 pm to get some fresh air inside the coop. Yesterday i went to close the door at 7, and the coop was empty. The inside fence was still in place, but the sand box was overturned. A few feathers, but no blood or chaos inside. Some feathers/blood 4 places outside, lots of tracks from the chicken, and what looks like fox/cat as well as weasel tracks. We were 7 people and a dog in the house, nobody heard anything. We live in a suburban area (in Norway) several kilometers from any real forest, so I thought we were safe. Very stupid of me. I have seen badger, fox and weasel in our garden at night before, so I knew there was a risk, but I thought at worst I would lose one or two, Can a fox/weasel really take out 6 chicken in just 1-2 hours? Does this mean that I can't let them out even in daylight, without being posted on my doorstep with a shot gun? I am planning to build a really nice and big run outside the shed, but it is impossible to proof it 100% due to the rocky and uneven ground. Does this mean that I can't have them in this run even during the day? Any advice is greatly appreciated!