this is more of a lament. Of the original 10 birds I started with all but 4 have been killed by a predator last night. I left my flock in the care of a friend for 2 night and no fault of her own, a predator got my birds. I'm heartbroken. I'm coming back tomorrow and I'm hoping I won't lose the rest of them. All the love and care I put into keeping my flock safe and well cared for. I feel shaken by this. I'm trying to take it in stride, but the truth is, I'm really affected by the loss. Thank for listening fellow chicken sympathizers.