.I was so not prepared for my husband to come inside today and say "Checkers is dead, and I cant find Reaces." Good news is we did find Reaces, but I'm on a crazy search to find out what killed Checkers. We let our ladies out at noon today, they free range on our acre. At 4:00 my husband went out to lock them up before dusk. One was in the coop just hanging out, one was missing, and poor Checkers was in front of her coop, no head and chest torn open. We've lost ladies before,to raccoons, and they took the body. (positive it was a raccoon in the past because of track marks, and the way the coop lock was broken, also it was at night) What daytime animal could this be? It was a gloomy day, but we went out well before dusk to lock them up. I'm on long island, so no Coyote, Weasels, or Snakes. We do have hawks and but the coop isn't in an open field, it is right next to the house mmaking a bird attack difficult. I'm worried and need to figure this out. I don't want my son being attacked by something, or the dog to chase a rabid raccoon.