We have lost three chickens to predators this year. The first I thought was a fluke, but the last two have been taken in the daylight, in a fenced yard (granted a low fence), within an hour of being let out - like something is waiting. I think it's a fox or bobcat, since we have plenty of those around here, and all that is left is a very small tuft of feathers. I'm going to reinforce the fence and look for holes, but is there anything else I can do? Clear out underbrush near the coop maybe? Should I never let the chickens free-range again? They will be so sad. But alive. We have some turkeys also. Are turkeys large enough that a fox or bobcat will be less likely to attack?