I have a chain link gate between my sand run and the coop area. This morning as I approached I saw Lucy, one of my 7 week old chicks, in the sand run. I wondered how she got in there. I then realized as I got closer that Laverne was laying on the floor of the coop area. I found part of her wing in the coop. I guess Lucy was so frightened of the predator she somehow got through the chain link gate. I only had 3 and they were pretty much play mates. Tonight when it came time to roost I almost cried. As the sun started setting the 2 remaining got louder and louder. They seemed in a panic trying to find somewhere to roost other than the coop. They tried to roost on me, a standing fan that is in the coop area, the door of the coop, etc. Every night prior to this they would quietly march up the ladder hop up on the roost and then decide who was going to sleep by who. Tonight they didn't want any part of that roost. I felt like a torturing mother when I place them on the roost. They would jump off and come running out. Finally as it got completely dark they stayed on the roost. I hope they don't wake up in a panic. My husband and I did some work on the coop to make it even more predator proof. I thought I had near Fort Knox. I am heart broken. I never thought I would be so attached to a chicken.