5 girls destroyed..nothing left behind except feathers. This WILL NOT happen again. My girls (my little human ones) were crushed. My wife and I awoke this morning to our children crying "The chickens are gone!!!" They open the coop in the morning and this morning..well..it had already been opened. We have had a problem with coons being in the coop area. I put screws through our coop door as they tried to scratch their way through. That worked good. They would come around each night and eat left over feed on the ground and darn if one of them didn't find a way to get the coop roof off. Well..they did..and my ladies are only a memory. Even with an understanding of the food chain I'm personally saddened by the loss. The girls were quite friendly with me and would actually fly up into my arms to be held/petted. So..The coop roof (which was removable for getting eggs out) will be extra secured from here on out, the door is getting another dose of armor and I'm going to be hunting this week. We went back to the feed store today and purchased another little flock and Ill be darn if I'm losing this one. The 2 coons that hang around here..quite fearless of people I might add..are going to learn that ranged projectiles suck..especially ones propelled by gunpowder. I plan on tanning the hides..