Well, last night when I went to lock my chickens in, something closed their door, so I opened it up, and then went back out 15 min. later to close up the coop. Then this morning, as I was making my rounds, I spotted something laying down by the pond, so I finished giving the ducks food and water, and went to see what it was. Well as I got closer, I saw my only Barred Rock hen laying dead on the ground. Her head was ripped off, her crop was pulled out, and her one side the skin was ripped off and bites were taken out. I am so mad!!!! Im pretty sure it was a raccoon, because I saw muddy raccoon prints on my new coop that I made. I have a live trap, that I will set tonight! I dont know what to do with it after I catch it. I guess I will have to shoot it. Ugh! The first raccoon death of the year. Im going to miss her alot. She was so sweet, and always laid me a jumbo sized egg every day. Do you think it was a raccoon?