Good morning everyone. Sadly, our babies (11 month old urban chickens) were attcked by an opposum 5 nights ago. The alpha femal was killed protecting her sisters and the, for lack of a better word, weakest chicken was maimed so badly that we had no choice but to put her down. We only had 4 chickens and two of the sisters were lost to the attack. Now our other two girls are on high alert. They sit, ilke they are on patrol, and stare out of the hen house door. Also, they have stopped going into the actual house part (where the nest box is) at all. I am worried about them because I don't want them to feel scared and I am not sure how to help them. I know that chickens may stop laying due to trauma so the fact that they are not laying makes me worry about how they are feeling. I want all of my animals to feel happy and safe. Does anyone have some advice on how to comfort my girls? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.