Lost two hens in two days, both the young girls that were just coming into laying. I'm ******, I spent money on them as pullets last October and had barely just started getting eggs out of them after the long winter! Evidence so far: Attack happened quickly, in broad daylight. One while I was at work yesterday and the other this morning after I let them out of the coop. No one saw or heard anything both times. Killed the chickens but didn't eat them or take the bodies. Ripped out feathers. Found a spot under the outside fence the lines the alley where it looked like something dug under the fence. Filled it in with rocks. Not very large or deep. I live in the middle of the city, no large ground based predators in the area. Currently suspect this is canine work of the domestic variety. Suspect is a neighbors unruly pitbull mix, he's not trained or supervised when let out at all. Other possibility is other neighbor's rat terrier/jack russle mix. The dug out whole was very shallow so it wouldn't have been enough to allow a large dog under. We've made attempts to resecure the run and husband is now doing regular checks. I'm going to start letting them out later in the day as well. Thoughts? Ideas?