I have been incubating eggs and got some nice chicks over the last 3-4 weeks. One set was 10 days old and one set was just hatched over the weekend. Well I keep my brooder in my screened porch(really a sunroom). They were fine at 1230am. My dogs are crated at night and the cats are outside in the barn. I woke up and found my 13 chicks disappeared without a trace, that were only two days old and the most beautiful cuckoos and welsummers ever seen with only a few drops of blood in the box. The big chicks were bit at the neck or had become headless. What monster did this to my babies. My dh thinks some sort of a rat could have gotten into the porch. I am just sick. I must have spent 200.00 on these assorted eggs by egg bid and ebay and my show birds are gone. I was really hopeful for my cuckoos to be my breeder flock and now I have to start over. I am so mad, no I'm ticked and whatever monster got to my babies will be caught and killed what they did to my sweet chicks. I have some in the incubator to be hatched this weekend. Some blue marans and jersey giants and dh is building a new brooder in the workshop as we speak but I am heart broken. I have new chicks coming next week from a breeder so I will be ready for this varmit.