I let my 22 week old babies (they aren't laying yet, I can still call them babies, right?!) free range during the day. Once it gets dark, they hustle into the coop and I lock it up. I lost track of time last night and forgot to close the door. My dog started barking and ran outside, and a SKUNK came running out of the coop with one of EE's in her mouth. I knew skunks liked chicken eggs, but I certainly didn't think they would ever take a whole chicken....the skunk then proceeded to spray my dog and cat and scurry into the woods. I feel like such a bad chicken mama. I can't believe I forgot to close the door...the other five babies were sound asleep on their roost. I'm thinking maybe the skunk came in, startled the EE, and attacked her? I don't know. I feel horrible. I know this sometimes happens, but wow...I never thought I would become this attached.