Hi, We lost 5 of our 8 chickens last night/early this morning to a predator. We have 3 accounted for by feathers piles/"leftovers" and 2 still missing. 3 of our girls are currently corraled in their run. We let our chickens free range - have for a year. This is the first time this has happened. what are next steps? Obviously we will monitor for the predator and take care of it if we can. Do you have to wait until you catch the predator before getting new chickens? do you wait until their shock wears off before introducing new ones? at least the 3 of them still have each other and we will be taking more precautions. I am happy to take any ADVISE (not scolding please, this ahs been a hard day) about best times to lock them up/let them out if you free range, etc. Thanks in advance. I know only chicken people will understand. our yard was a massacre this morning and our 5 and 8 year old, who have raised these girls since they were chicks, saw. Been a tough day.