I am finally over this enough to post, and I figure, no one else really understands just how I feel A stray dog got 4 of our 7 'babies' last weekend. We went from 3 barred rocks ( 2 hens, 1 roo), 3 reds ( possibly 2 hens, 1 roo) and a little cochin bantam hen to 3 total! All I have left are my barred rooster, a red hen and our little bantam. We never found evidence other than a few feathers, but I am ok with that. The dog disappeared for several days, but finally resurfaced and dh took care of it. Not what we would normally do, but we felt we had no choice! These were mine and my 4 kids PETS! Ugh! So, now I have to decide if I want to start over with chicks, so we can hand raise them, or get chicks the same age as ours ( about 8 weeks). Either way it will be work. Either brooding again, or figuring out how to keep them separate for a month to make sure we are free of disease! BOO!!!