We had so much fun raising our chicks in our basement last winter. They hatched Dec 2 last year, their mother died of a virus, so we brought them in and they became OUR babies. They finally joined the flock last spring but for some reason must've been irresistable to predators, because they dissapeared one by one til we only had two left...our Jack Frost cockerel, and one pullet, Razzle. Today we went outside and surprised a Sharp-Shinned hawk. It had just killed Razzle. She was pretty big, and it was a small hawik, but I guess that made no difference. Just feeling bad, and needing to vent. Thanks for listening.