Awhile ago, I had a rooster that had obviously been really injured. I figured that he had been in a fight with the other rooster and patched him up. The next day I found him dead with half his body down a squirrel hole. I didn't think much of it at the time as I though he had died of his injuries and a squirrel had found him before me. Well just this morning I found one of my chickens dead and half eaten. The chest cavity was empty. Well it was a bantam so it couldn't of been a raccoon or a opossum. I did some investigating and found some shocking evidence. Behind the dog igloo was a hole into my coop and ground squirrel droppings everywhere. I compared the droppings to rats, and it didn't match but it matched the squirrel droppings. If there is a squirrel or squirrels in my chicken coop that would explain my two chicken deaths, how fast the food goes and why I am not getting any eggs from my egg breeds. What should I do about this ground squirrel problem and has anyone had with problem with squirrels attacking and killing adult chickens?