I went out to check on my chickens this morning and found my Goldie, a Brown Leghorn, my best layer, dead in her nest. Something got in the coop and tore her head off (never found it) and tore into her body some. My first chicken death. She is only a year old. The other chickens are fine. I've only named her and the Rhode Island Red rooster, Red. I thought I had the coop good and secure. They've been in there for a year and no problem. But I guss a weasel or mink or something. I trapped a coon last week and thought all was good. I don't think a coon could get into the coop, the openings for air are about 3" high. So now I guess I will have to board that up or put some good wire over it. I am so sad for Goldie and me!