Massacre in the hen houses two nights ago.
It happens to other people but we have never experienced it before and it's awful.
Three survivors - one silkie hen and the 2 barred rocks.
5 Silkie babies and 3 silkie hens vanished with just the odd puff of feathers.
the 2 Ameracunas and Silkie rooster bodies were left - 1 in each coop and one behind a coop - the heaviest birds
Vasco, Marco, Roo, Rav, Veronica and Momma and babies- you will be deeply, sorely missed.
I feel like I failed them in some way but I have no idea what we could have done differently. 4 years of chicken keeping and I spent most of the first two years worrying about this. Then I relaxed.
Hope whatever it was (most likely suspect is a fisher) doesn't come back ever let alone any time soon