In the last week I have lost 2 RIR hens and NH roo found inside 10x20 locked chain link pen. They free range in day and I thought I didn't get them locked up soon enough. I set trap last night and kept looking out to see if I caught anything. Saw reflection of eyes and went running. Coon went up fence and up tree next to pen. The top is also fenced but had a bend where 2 pieces meet just big enough. Uncle came to help. 4-10 didn't work very well in top of tree. Finally got him, front paws still red from last hen!I feel awful - making sure they were locked up tight only to be trapping them for the coon's dinner. I still have 1 China goose, 3 EE and 1 white leghorn. I have lost 10 this past year, We also had fox in yard 3 times early morning and got him on CritterCam 2pm one night. My oldest EE is about 9 and I couldn't stand to lose her. My EEs roost on 6 ft interior fence. Question - Do I leave the gate open so they can fend for themselves against coon and risk fox or lock up? Coons have also been on deck eating dog/cat food and birdseed so I feed animals in day instead of leaving out. Guess I will start feeding them so we can trap!