So it was our first snow a week or two ago, and we were out seeing a play. Now, our chickens are free range and must've been confused by the snow- usually they go back to their hutch at around 6. So, when we got back, we searched and couldn't find them. We decided to call it a night and wait until tomorrow to continue our search. Big mistake. Next morning, our neighbors- and friends- complained about smelling a skunk. I'm not sure about your fox, if you have one, but our fox smells like a skunk. We knew it was the end. A couple days later, we found remains. Well, just feathers. My poor little chooks!