Under unusual circumstances yesterday, I was not able to lock my chickens up until an hour after dark. (They free range) When I did my head count I was a chicken short. In the morning I walked all over the property looking for any clues. Nothing at all. I kept them penned up all day today until an hour before dark. I watched over them for that hour, then locked them up. About 20 mins later my dog was going nuts looking at something out the window, I thought it could be the culprit so I let the dog outside to scare it off. He lost it's trail, and didn't even get to chase it, but he did scare it barking must be cause it took off. After he finally came back in he had rolled in scat I'm assuming, and it smelled like fish. I have a few suspicions but wondering what everyone else thinks as to who stole my chicken..