I went out this morning to do chores, and found a complete chicken massacre! Everyone of my Buff Orpingtons was dead. Two roosters and about 15 hens. It looks like a bomb went off, all you can see is feathers. This has been my own "closed" flock for almost five years. I cut way back this fall and only kept the ones that were killed last night so I could start hatching again in Feb. Everyone of these birds had been hatched here on the farm. Something ripped a hole in chicken wire almost 12 inches wide. First it tore right through the canvas curtain, and then through the chicken wire. It must have drug birds off because I can only find 3 or 4 carcusses. There was quite a blood trail around the opening and on concrete below. I am just sick. These were kind of my pets and took great pride in this flock. I am not sure I want to start over with new. My biggest concern right now is protecting the turkeys and ducks, so I guess I had better get back to work on that now.