We were at a wedding today, so I didn't get to check on my chickens until 5 this evening. When I went to my chicken house, the door was wide open. I checked that everyone was there, but my Buff Orpington rooster was missing. I got a bucket of grain and went looking for him, but all I found was a trail of feathers and dog tracks. I went back and watered the others, thinking he was long gone. I decided i'd try and find his body or what was left of it, so that maybe I could find out who did it, and went a little further than the feather trail. I went around the corner and there I saw my rooster, a little worse for wear, but very much alive. The dogs must have chased him and pulled his tail feathers out, but other than that he is ok. I'm so glad I looked for him a second time, or he'd have been coyote bait tonight. Now I just want to figure out how the door got open, since I know I closed it well last night. My only guess is one of the ranch kids wanted to see the birds, and didn't close the door on the way out.