Sadly, one of the hens was Tinkerbell, one of our first hens who we had had for 9 years who was a real pet.
Just one hen escaped the massacre - Fluffy Feet, pictured below.
We immediately added the run so that Mr Fox couldn't get under the house & temporarily moved the hen house up near the house & made a pen with electrified poultry netting.
Poor Fluffy Feet looked very depressed & just sat inside the house forlornly.
I decided that she needed some new friends to cheer her up, so Bluebell & Jessie have arrived to keep her company. They are young hens & have settled in very quickly, learning how to go up the ladder to bed in no time.
We live near a free range egg farm & one of the fields has been cleared of chickens - I think that the fox must have been feasting there but is now looking further afield as my neighbour has lost half a dozen hens too. We are going to have to keep them penned in with the electrified fencing to keep the murderer out. In the meantime Toby is on fox watch!