Ok, i've lost some guineas while they were free ranging through my woods. I expected that. What I didn't expect is what I saw this morning when I went into my coop. Something had eaten 5 out of 6 chicks from under a broody hen. No trace of where these went to. Also, one of my favorite hens was dead. The only thing wrong with her is that from her neck up her feathers are all messed up and slimy. I'm thinking a big snake got in the coop last night through the welded wire i used over the window opening in the door. Anybody else find a dead hen with similar problems?