I have my chicks in a large, raised coop with hardware cloth all around. They have roosts, but most of them still hang out on the bottom of the coop at night. Last night, something terrible happened. Some animal came along and nipped off most of their toes. A couple of them are ok, but there are many of my chicks who have very nearly lost a whole foot. When I discovered this, I was almost physically ill. I have cried so much today, it's really done a number of me. I can handle an animal dying, but this is somehow worse. It's just horrific. I put some stuff in the bottom of the coop that I hope will keep it from happening again, and I put blue kote on every chick's feet - partly to be thorough, in case there were some nips I didn't see, and partly to discourage any pecking or further nipping. I know I have to put a couple of them down. I wanted to ask you all some questions. How should I determine which ones to cull and which ones to let live? Will they ever be alright with missing toes? What about missing their back toes - will they be able to roost? Thank you so much. I really appreciate any advice.