I lost two of my Americana hens Saturday, only feathers. My rooster was alarming, we went out to investigate and we did not see nothing. Again at 4 AM, the rooster was just going wild along with the mature hens. (I have also 18 sixteen week old chicks) I checked on them, and I didn't see anything. I should of done a head count of my Americana's . My husband came in and told me that two were missing, only feathers. I was devestated. Then yesterday, I went out to feed, and was hit by two dead chicks, 1 Buff Cochin was left with her front eaten out, and my little Midge a Red Frizzled Cochin Bantam whom I nursed back to life for 2 weeks just laying there all in tack, just dead. I cried and went banana's. After I settled down, I did a head count and found out that 1 Buff Polish, and another of my Buff Cochin's were gone. I lost 4 chicks. There was not a noise. I did not hear anything. My coop is maybe 50 feet from my bedroom, and I sleep with the windows open. I have no Idea how the predator got in. I have netting over the top, and heavy metal panels around the chicks. I don't know what kind of predator I am dealing with, but I need to find it. My chickens are my sanity, I enjoy them so much. I would appreciate any advice on How to catch a Predator!!!!!