I've lost 4 chickens in the last 3 days! 3 of my chicks were pulled through 1 in. chicken wire - 2 of them had heads eaten off and one had legs pulled through and its back end eaten ( this sounds like a raccoon to me) then we found one inside of our coop (which is like Ft Knox) she had been completely gutted. We think whatever it was came in through our nest box door that has a small crack in it - it looks like it grabbed her in the coop and drug her down to the corner of the run. I have no idea what has done this, reading the sticky, it sounds like a weasel - are there weasels in SC? I live about 30 miles from the coast, and I have never heard of weasels in our area. Please help - I don't know how to protect my babies.