Well first of all my husband and I are in the military and I just left to go to florida for a month and he calls me the night before last and told me that we had a slaughter in the coop. We have NEVER had any problems neither has my neighbors, so we let our chickens free range and we don't lock them up, but i guess it bit us in the butt. He called to tell me that 8 chickens had been killed. Some had their guts eaten out and then some had their heads bit off. Well he took our kids trick or treating last night and when he got home he grabbed his .22 just in case and went out to the coop. it was only like 930pm or so. well he foung 2 more chickns dead in the coop and a freaking racoon in the coop!!!! The racoon took off and my husband shot and got him! he said the thing weighs about 40lbs! he want to taxidermy it! ha ha! i am so proud of him! i just though i would share!