As most of you know, I have 3 "tester" game hens and hand-raised Bo and the Production Reds (4 production reds) from chickdom. Today while I was at work, canines (I doubt if it was coyotes in the middle of the day, but am not ruling it out) jumped my 5' chainlink fence and tore into my chicken tractor. They broke the 2x4 welded wire in two places, and got one of the Production Reds. All that was left of her was a gizzard, her head, and the end of both wings; the rest was completely gone. I am so very grateful they (there were at least two, (based on the pawprints) didn't get more, but now I am worried they will come back tomorrow. I did the best I could to offer further protection, but it is pouring down rain and I just started a new job, so I can't take off tomorrow for coop fixing. I don't have any other place I could put them, and didn't think anything could get into that tractor. I've seen pit bulls chew threw chain link, but didn't think I'd be having monster dogs in my own back yard. Sigh....although the Production Reds aren't individually named, it still makes me very sad, and nervous about the next few days. Looks like I will be building a more permanent shelter, from thicker wire, this weekend.