I decided to raise chickens on my daughters advice. She had free range chickens in Connecticut and assured me they seldom lost a bird. So, wife and I got 2 Rhode Island Reds and 2 roosters. A week later added 2 Buff Orpingtons. They were fine for a few weeks, then we left the house for a couple of days, came back and all 4 chickens were dead, 4 separate piles of feathers strewn around. Two blond piles and two red piles (they hung around with their own) A Web search suggests fox or coyote attack, both of which are in Florida where we live. A few days go by, and I'm still not recovered emotionally from the chicken deaths. I went out for a short run, (I run a lot) and came back 35 minutes later. No roosters in sight. Walked the 3 acres and found 2 sites of feathers spread around. So, all 6 of my chickens are now gone. I had named all 6 of them and got very attached to them, starting to see personalities traits in each bird. I really vested all my hopes into the roosters once the chickens were gone, and now they're gone to the great chicken coop in the sky. Wife and I are heartbroken, don't know what to do. I now have 2 new coops, food and supplys, etc and no chickens. I don't want to go through this again. Just sharing my misery. I can't do this again, too sad for this 68 year old man who seems to be getting melancholy in his old age. Thanks for listening.