I am just curious, for those of you who have lost birds to a predator, were the chickens locked in a coop during the attack? Also, how high is your roost? We thankfully haven't lost any or had any attacks, but I am trying to figure out if roost height/coop enclosure has an effect on chicken mortality by a predator (scientific, I know). Anyway, I have an AWOL chicken that roosts in the forest at a height that we cannot reach without a considerably long ladder. We are trying to determine her chances of survival since she will not go to/return to the coop even following repeated efforts to force her (i.e. she doesn't seem to learn from long-term coop confinement).