I lost three birds tonight. My beloved Clover, Ichabod, and Cider all lost their lives tonight. All three had piles of feathers strewn across the yard, and all three were decapitated. None appear to have actually been eatten. The masacre happened some time between 2pm and 12am. I have a pretty solid six foot privacy fence with no large holes or gaps, and I am in a fairly afluent area. Few neighbors have dogs, and those that do don't let them run loose (in the 20+ years I have lived here, I have only seen 3 dogs loose in my neighborhood). I have every type of wild predator imaginable I believe. Everything from foxes and coyotes to skunks and raccoons. Initially I thought skunk, but all but one of the girls I lost tonight roosts on a high pole on a chainlink fence and skunks are not great climbers...and they didnt EAT anything. Just kill. Which makes me think dog, but as the bodies were strewn across the yard, and my family was here all day, I am guessing it happened after dark...that and I have NEVER seen a dog in or around my or my neighbor's yards. AND there were only three distinct feather types, none of my other girls show any damage. Even my brand new broody is still happily setting away on air in the nest box, completely untouched. The three birds I lost all roost on the same spot with two others. The others are fine. Apparently my "don't free range them if you aren't going to secure them" speach didn't stick because my coop door was wide open. I saw Ichabod's feathers first, and followed the trail in the dark with a flash light till I found each one. So, what did this?