My wife called me at work today. She went out to check our 7 week old Dominiques who stay in a chain link dog kennel with hardware cloth around the perimeter so nothing can dig in and hardware cloth on top so nothing can come from that route. I came home and found 5 our our chicks hiding in the egg box. They usually run to you whenever you approach them. The 6th was lying behind the coop dead - not a mark on her body. I discoverd that another chick had been severely injured. Her wing was nearly pulled from its socket. I took her to our vet who, God bless her, anesthitized her and stitched her up and gave us some antibiotics. She also examined the dead chicken and couldn't find any reason for it to be dead. So what happened? The injured one is in the brooder by herself while she recovers. The rest remain outdoors.