We just did our head count today and it seems we're short 5 barred rock laying hens! Our laying flock is mixed, and we just sold off most of the barred rocks, but we kept 10 just for ourselves. Now we have 5, plus 10 hens of other breeds and our BCM roo. It wasn't an animal predator based on lack of any evidence and the fact that all the missing hens were one breed. We just opened a range pen that fronts the road and has some areas that are out of sight of our house and any neighbors. We're wonderign if someone hopped the fence and helped themselves. It's possible they went into the coop though, but you'd have to go through the main gate, a barnyard gate, then the hen house door. Unfortunately our dogs have been sleeping inside at night because of the weather (yeah, re-doing their outside doghouse is on the list) so we didn't have any ruckus out of the ordinary. We get plenty of people of a certain nationality that stop by a lot and ask if we are selling chickens. I had to call the cops on a couple that refused to leave once. Might have been a language problem, but I can usually get my point across in that language ok, so who knows. Anyway, has anyone else had hens stolen by humans? What kind of security do you have?