I was away this weekend on a business trip and just before returning my roommate called me with bad news..... 6 of my chickens were missing and assumed dead and one was most definitely dead . Out of 16 chickens the 6 that were taken were my named ones. The chickens at the time, from what I can tell, were just heading back into the coop to roost for the night when some murderous creature ran off with 5 of my older hens and left behind poor Fluffy with a broken neck. My roommate had heard nothing, but when he had gone out to put the chickens to bed he found a bunch of feathers scattered around in front of the chicken coop and 6 chickens missing. There was no blood or gore - just a bunch of feathers everywhere. After searching around for the hens he located my Ameraucauna 'Fluffy' by our horse corral with a broken neck but no sign of the others. What do you think killed them? Whatever it was seemed to have killed them quickly and then taken them away to eat. We have kept a very close eye on them the last two days and only let them out when we are home and around to keep watch over them. We are in the process of enlarging our chicken run and reinforcing it with 7 foot tall chain link fencing and gauged wire across top but right now the top is just a triple layer of chicken wire being held down by 1x1 wood trimming and lots of nails. sure hope it keeps whatever it was OUT! What do you think might have killed them? Fox...coyotes...coons...dogs...??? I love all animals and hate killing anything including mice, but if I catch what killed my chickens...look out!