I cant belive it!! I have a great Dane, so shes very large...I was petting her, commenting on what a good dog she was for not chasing the chicken that was 5 feet in front of us....and then a fox ran up and jumped on the chicken, ripping out all her tail feathers!!! I screamed at it and ran towards it (Stupid I know) and it let go and took off! They are somewhat wild chickens that just hang out over here, so they free range in the day and sleep in the pine tree at night. Been doing that for well over a year now. They dont bother us, so I let them do what they want...and I feed and water them... Nothing ever bothered them before. I know it could happen, but right infront of us? It was about 1pm. The fox was quite small, I thought it was a cat at first....So maybe it was just an adolecent, and didn't know any better? Would it attack a 2 year old, or 4 year old? They dont ever go out unsupervised, but they do sometimes run around to the side of the house.....till I get the back where I am. Anyway, I was a bit suprised to say the least!! One of my friends say I should call animal control, but I live in the woods, with not to many neighbors around...so wouldn't they say that is something that will happen, and to just deal with it? just thought I'd share..... The chicken is ok. All her butt feathers are gone, except for one. There was no broken skin.