Hi everyone. Our family became chicken lovers last May to three beautiful RIR. ( Chicken Curry, Maleficent, and Seeds) We were so happy and never knew how attached we would become. We lost Chicken Curry in Nov to what we believe one of our dogs attacking her for a piece bread. It was tough on all of us. We took her to a vet and they put her down. Soon we found ourselves in Dec with more babies. All was happy again. BUT yesterday a pair of hawks took two of our 4 mo RIR that were free ranging. Our dogs did what was right barked there heads off but the family at home thought nothing if it. It was too late. They found one of the babies and buried her, the other gone. This loss hurts. We feel like we failed them. We also understand nature and the hawks are only doing what they are suppose to do to survive. So I have been reading multiple posts from here to the wee hours of the morning to help with the grieving process and to better protect our girls. I look forward to being a part of this community and to learn all about caring for our "girls".