I went out to close up the girls. A little later than usual (getting use to these nights that come sooner). As I was approaching the coop something didn't feel right then I heard a rustling. That's when the really bad feeling came over me and then I saw one coon. It slowly walked away, then I saw another and then another and another all walking out of my coop / run. I quickly made sure there weren't any inside and locked everything up... in the process I saw our only duck dead in the run. I ran to see where they were and saw them around my RIR hen. She was already past the point of saving so I jetted off and got my pellet gun. I was only able to get a shot off at one of them (I think I just made him mad) and by that time the hen was sound dead. I went back to do a count and fortunately the other 7 hens were still okay. Two were on nest boxes and looked almost dead. I poked and prodded and they seemed okay. After scouting around some more to see if I could find the buggers I went and set the "have a heart" trap. Hopefully I'll get at least one of them tonight! I just hate raccoons!