I know people lose chickens to predators, and chickens die and people eat their chickens. I eat chicken too. But I'm still sad to have lost one. A pit bull visiting my neighbor broke the leash he was on and got to one of my chickens (my favorite chocolate orpington bantam who was just beautiful and so gentle). The irony is the chickens were free ranging at that time because I was in the middle of reinforcing the door of my run and had it off the hinges. So sad to have her die in my hands. As a new chicken owner I put so much effort into trying to ensure their safety. I guess everyone probably experiences this at some time or other.