Long story short, I have lost 16 birds within the last 6 months to something. I had thought I had figured out that this something was foxes. But I'm not so sure. Last night was the latest attack. I had just finally found 2 nice hens to take the place of all the ones I had lost. I haven't let them out of their coop/run at all in hopes that they would be safe. This morning I found a hole that had been dug into the run, and the buff orp had been pulled out. She was laying dead in the yard, but with her head taken. We have had about 3 attacks where the head only had been taken, and the body left behind. Other times the whole body is gone. I was talking to my husband this morning and he is going to bring home some hardware cloth and we are going to cover the entire bottom with it. Do you think this will be effective? Does anyone have any idea what animal or animals could be doing this? Any help would be greatly appriciated!!! I tried to get a picture of the hole they dug. It's not a very good picture, and I took it on my phone, but perhaps this will help!