Back on Oct 28th I posted that something had gotten into the outdoor portion of my coop and slaughtered 7 of my 8 Barred Plymouth Rocks. One survived although injured. I left her alone and she recovered but never laid another egg. On Oct 10th, I got another 9 new day olds from the Nursery. Kept them in the basement until last Monday when I put them out with the older hen, hoping she would take them under her wing so to speak. Well, she did and everything was going well until I went out today to rake leaves out of the barn when I found the older hen dead, head eaten off like the others, one chick lying by the feeder and the other 8 simply missing. I swear, I don't have any idea how whatever it was (supposing a raccoon) got into the inside coop this time. The outside door is heavy and in channels on each side. The main door was latched, the nest box top was down and the hasp closed (though not with a pin or lock) and a plastic jug was sitting on the nest box top. I doubt an animal would put the jug back on top if it somehow managed to lift the lid. And the 250 watt heat lamp over the cardboard box for the chicks was broken and lying inside the box. Lucky the thing didn't set the barn on fire. I don't think it climbed in from the top as the 1x2 wire goes all the way up and none of the cobwebs seemed to be disturbed, nor were any of the ones on the other parts of the wire. The outside walls (2), are 1x12 oak planking...... So I went out to Micro Center Warehouse today and bought a wireless IR camera which will be installed later today as soon as I figure out the setup... Any thoughts???? Door wall and nest boxes on right. Outside two walls, exit door lower center, roost to right.