Every poultry keeper I've talked to has a fowl loss story. Now we do, too. Peckadilly was killed last night by some loose dogs who damaged the coop and got into the nest box. We were so upset and sad to find the destruction and carnage in the morning. It just reinforces how animal instinct desperately needs a change, just like human nature.
Thankfully, Attila and Atomic are fine. Unintelligent little birds that they are, they don't seem stressed or traumatized in the least. Now that we're down to two, I face learning how to introduce new birds or chicks to the tiny flock come spring.