Our chicken house was raided the other night and there are about 5 chickens missing. There were 1 or 2 in the chicken yard dead. The only bird in that chicken yard that's still out there alive is a broody hen that's sitting on a nest in a corner. We have a relatively low wire fence (I guess it's about 4 feet) and we couldn't find any evidence that anything had gone over or under the fence. There were, and are, chicken feathers strewn all over the yard but we didn't see any feathers outside the yard. The entire area around the chicken yard is free of trees and easily visible, that's why we can't figure out how there are no signs of a predator entering the yard. From what I've read I guess it could have been a fox or a coyote but I don't see how either of them could carry 5 chickens over the fence and have no evidence be visible. We couldn't find any hair or fur on the fence or anything. What do y'all think it could have been? P.S. We live in North East Texas. ---EDIT: They go in their chicken house at night which is where they were when it was raided. This happened AT NIGHT. The house is secure but it does have a small opening where the chickens go in and out, whatever it was would have to have been small enough to fit through the little door. I don't think it was an owl unless owls are known to go inside large chicken houses and spook all the chickens out of the house and into a mad fury in the yard where it then kills 6 or 7 of them and carries off 5 of them. We have another small flock of chickens in our goat pen which is adjacent to this chicken yard and all of those chickens were unaffected. The only live chicken in the other yard is a broody hen and she was sitting on her nest when this happened.