we lost five large birds in one night. feathers were all over the yard...they were free range and not locked in. bad idea...we live in town and just didn't see this coming. we have 3 acres...donkeys on the area with the chickens. anyway, we found only feathers and after searching in the woods nearby found more feathers but whatever took them carried them off and ate the entire chicken...five of them. we now have only two left. bantam old English, and cooped up. they weren't on the roost where the other five were taken. got a hunter's camera and a live trap. first night, caught one coon. large...probably over 30 pounds. second night got pictures of two more large coons, but they did not enter the trap. could coons carry off 5 large birds in one night? there are coyotes and foxes are common in the area, but have not showed up yet on the camera shots. we are baiting the trap with marshmellows, bread, and fish. any ideas?