Hi all, We have had our chickens for about six months and last night was a particularly windy, stormy evening here in Melbourne, Australia. My partner went outside to check on the girls at about 1am and all was fine, however when he went to let them out this morning they were gone, feathers spread around inside the coop. He eventually found four of them dead on the ground over the fence in next door's yard. We had two large Isa browns, two baby Isas (2-3 months), a black silkie and a beautiful booted bantam hen named Rosa who was our first chicken and who we doted upon. The two larger Isas (Veronica and Matilda) and Alicia the silkie (almost fully grown) were headless, and one of the baby Isas (Jessica) was lying dead near them intact. There were feathers strewn around but no sign of the other baby Isa, and no feathers from Rosa the bantam. I know this sounds ridiculous but there's no hope Rosa could've escaped somehow is there? We've searched high and low for her and there's not a trace. She was our pet, she used to use the doggie door and come inside the house to warm up by the fire with us. We are quite heartbroken to lose any of them, let alone all at once. We've checked all the regular spots and nothing. Any ideas on what sort of predator would've taken them, being in Australia? Do any of you think there's any chance Rosa might've survived, and if she did is it likely she'd come back? The sun has just set and there's no sign of her fly kicking the back door to get in. We miss her terribly.