Ugh. Yesterday a stray husky got into our backyard, killing our beautiful Welsummer and injuring our sweet Red Sex Link. We have a large predator-proof coop and run, but the kids had left the coop door open. Luckily, we have ten chicks in a smaller coop inside the larger coop and they weren't harmed. It was awful running around our fenced in back yard hearing and seeing the Welsummer die and trying to round up the three remaining hens and throw them back in the coop before the dog got them. It was also kind of scary. The dog was really fast and fearless. It growled at me when I tried to get it out of the gate. They are just chickens, but I love them and their funny personalities (I'm not a dog or cat person; chickens are definitely the best pet for me!) I'm so glad the Sex Link lived (I saw her in the dog's mouth, but she seems fine today), but am so sad about the Welsummer. Sigh. Thanks for listening.