Well I just had my first experience with a chicken thief. About an hour and a half ago my two inside dogs were acting strange. My wife and I couldn't figure out why. I just went out to lock up my coop/building for the night and peeked into my large brooder. I had 6 delaware chicks in there along with some 13 banty white leghorns. 4 of the delawares and 2 of the leghorns are gone. The top of the brooder was covered with a wire top... Odd thing is I have drills, saws, hammers laying around in there because I'm doing some work and they didn't touch any of that. Two weeks ago someone stole a shovel though. Just frustrating because they did it while I was home and on the board flapping my gums/fingers no less.