And they belong to 3 of my chickens - Maran, Daisy and Paxo. Yesterday morning OH was woken by the chickens making an awful noise, he looked out to see one of them dead in the garden. We went out to see two dogs, a golden and a black labrador in the garden, obviously hunting dogs who had got lost. We found another chicken dead and another badly injured. The two little bantams were safe in the coup, and we later found Primrose safe and well. Paxo, the badly injured one was brought into the house and wrapped in towels, but she died a short while later. Maran and Daisy must have died from shock as much as anything as OH said they hadn't been mauled.
Another awful end to a year. Last year we went out on New Years Eve with all cats safe at home. We stayed at a friends house over night and when we came back Tabitha had disappeared and has never returned.