As per normal I went out and let the girls and big rooster out of their coop this morning. Returned to the house to feed the dogs and, went out to feed the hens and rooster around 9.00am ( it is Saturday so a wee lie in was required). When I got to the run, around a fifth of an acre I didn't see the big white form of the rooster(known to us as The Major) and the run seemed really quiet. No crowing and no usual flap as I entered and the girls all come running to see if they have any treats. I noticed some feathers laying in a loose clump then, another clump. Thought the moult isn't going too well. Got to the coop; opened the door and three hens only. MMM I wondered so I started to call them, no response so I went for a quick walk round and soon found more feathers and three dead/headless chickens. More feather close to the outside fence and even more out side of it. So I now know where they have been taken. I honestly believe there are more than one fox as three have been spotted in the land behind ours and they are supposedly not scared if you approach them. Any ways like the title said Lost 7 chickens including the Rooster. and only the three, now very quiet and lonely girls left. Now is there any way of fox proofing the run cheaply. I know it is only nature at it's worst butit rips my heart out when one of the girls is found dead or has been killed by a fox.