So i started with about 15 hens and one rooster, now i am down to 6 hens. granted this is over the course of 4 months, but i have never owned chickens before and am just starting. but it seems like something is eating them every other week!! first a wild dog came through and took or scared off two hens, then the neighbors cat picked off two (when they were free ranging), and then last night something broke into the coop and killed 4 hens and my rooster. all the ones that have been killed i raised from chicks, all the ones that are still alive were between 4 week-16 weeks when i got them. i am just devestated. i know they are only chickens but i have really invested alot of time in them. now i want to give up. anybody else ever felt this way?