So, some major butthead stole my birds. All but the guineas. On Friday, my dad was over at my house letting some service men in. He called me to let me know the men arrived and he told me to hang on since he couldn't hear over the guineas. I asked if he let them out. He said no and I asked him to check the coop, considering I didn't let them out either. He goes down to check the coop, it looks secure from the outside - all doors shut, all windows closed, no holes - but no chickens. All 11 of my chickens gone. It had to have happened between Thursday night 8 pm after I changed their water and Friday 11 am. I think it was probably that morning since I didn't hear the guineas outside when I left for work. As I don't know a raccoon or a coyote that shuts the door behind them (and it's a tough door to open and close), I'm thinking a two legged predator. Some people had been hanging around asking about my chickens - some just curious and wanting eggs in the spring - but one lady in a Ford Escape pulled in several times over the past couple months when I just got home from work (watching me I suppose) asking about the chickens, eggs and having them in the county. I suspect her, and I imagine she won't be around again... The county police took a report and the sheriff of a neighboring county took a report, but nothing really will let me track them down. I'm to get a plate number of that one lady if she does come around again. Anyone is STL - blonde with black Escape and chickens - suspect her!!! So, here I am, chickenless and pretty peed for Christmas. I suppose I'll just increase my order for next spring and put deadbolts on the windows, doors, hen door, etc. People sure are odd. If she asked me for a chicken or two, I'd probably have given them to her. I'm just that giving of a person. I just hope she takes good care of them and doesn't eat them!!!