So the daughter of the neighbor came over today asking if I'd seen her chickens yet. Oh boy. I could tell she was devastated and I haven't and don't expect to see hide nor feather. I sold her a couple of my reject pullets for cheap. Anyway, I pried a bit to figure out the setup and it sounds like it was a fox, not human. At least that's my assessment. As soon as she said that they thought the chickens had run away... Hm... if the chickens could conceivably get out then wouldn't that mean something could get in? So I talked to the mother and she said the same thing, that they must have run away. Not likely. I told her I suspected a fox and she said she didn't think so because there's no way a fox could take all six at once. She's right but I pointed out that a fox will keep coming back until they're cleaned out. The look on the woman's face!!! They were sleeping on the ground by the way and were not full grown, maybe 12 weeks old. Then she told me that she'd seen a fox, in fact, walking down the street in broad daylight. Well there ya go! Unfortunately, I sold her the chicks before I knew about their setup. They're nothing but fox bait now. After I made that deduction, I kept trying to slip in that the fox WOULD be back. They're over there building their enclosure a bit higher but I'm not convinced they know how to keep fox out. I'm not worried about mine. I've got fort knox going on over here. Anyway, I've found diet to be of some help with the panic too but I've done all I can do to it. I don't eat processed foods or dairy unless it's fermented. Alcohol can be an issue so I'm careful with that. No caffeine, limited carbohydrates. Not sure what's left.