After the endless coop preparations and rolls of hardware cloth put on every little hole, locking the chickens up tonight and promising myself I would not let anything in my control happen to one of my chickens, this afternoon, I found one of my girls dead in the 'live' trap that was set for a raccoon- it was baited with marshmallows. I feel horrible, never even thought one of the chickens may go in. Hubby set the trap last night to be sure that we keep all the raccoons in control. The chickens free range during the day so I went out to wet down the afternoon nap spot and saw one was missing. I started looking and found her in the trap. I can only hope she did not suffer, but keep having visions of her panicked, ugh. My 5 year old cried for an hour, made it even worse. If you use the traps please don't leave them open in the day, we never will again.