Hello new to BYC. My grand daughter just had to have some chicks. Of course daddy bought 4 of them 2 RIR and 2 BR. A stray dog ripped thru the wire and got 3. I dreaded her coming for her week with daddy. He told her on the way to the house. When she got here she checked out the damaged pen. Then it happened she looked at me and said " I trusted you momo to take care of them" my heart melted and tears swelled up in my eyes. 1 lil hen survived a RIR named Big Red. Some how Red made it into the shed next to the pen. Now Red is a house pet. we take her out with our dog. Then a few days later we had her outside and my grand baby and I went in for some drinks came out the door and the chicken killer had Red in his mouth she lay on her side looking at me helplessly. I screamed and dropped everything. Let her go!!! I'm happy to report Red is fine. she stays right with us now, if we go in she follows. She's a lucky lil house hen. Of course spoiled rotten, every night she gets to set in our laps and petted. She lays her neck out to be rubbed and trills herself to sleep.