Predators really suck!!!!--just delete if I can't say this I went out to do the chicken chores that are on the other side of our ten acres....and I found out that something got into one pen last night and took out my Buff Cochins chicken and Khaki Campbell ducks....every single one of them was dead. This is why we have covered unclosed pens and runs. I am so sad and mad, we have LOCKS on these pens because we were having human problems(strangers) and I always double check to see that they are locked.....but it looks like I didn't get it all the way locked yesterday...I just feel so bad.... My husband is a great listener and says that he understands, but I know that you all understand. The chicken thing has been something that I wanted to do and days like today are a set back but I know that I can do it again. My dog---chocolate lab/hound mix was great with helping me....usually he will run around while I am doing the chores and then I will meet him back up at the house...today was different, he stayed with me just laying and watching and when I came out of the pen came up to me and wanted to be petted.