I'm still coop training them (putting them in their coop at night or they'll sleep on the ground). I went out this morning to find all four of my hens missing a huge hole in the door and my dog laying in the coop. When i walked up to the coop my dog growled extremely viciously at me, which he has never done before. After i yelled at him he stopped and i panicked thinking he did it. I started searching and found one hen my RIR in my neighbors yard ( which they have a dog as well) then, i found my other hen EE hiding in my water heater storage. I'm stilling missing my golden laced and my baby buff goldie My wife and I are devastated and would like any advice on predator proofing! I thought they were good. All my neighbors have chickens, however one of my neighbors have a tree which i just found out is infested with mice/rats. So far all that's left are yellow and brown feathers... Also my dog has no blood in or around his mouth and doesn't look like he harmed them i.e. no feathers or bones.... How big of chicks do rats eat? Was my dog trying to save them or harm them? what are some rat poisons that don't harm chickens/dogs/kids? My chicks are 9 weeks old..