And in the daytime no less! (I know, you all hear this all the time.) It had to be a possum because that is all I have seen around here. Tracks from deer and some neighbor's cats but no raccoons or dogs on our place. The cats always walk among the chickens and really are smaller than my feather friends so I haven't worried. Plus they are all well fed so I am thinking the possum that I have seen going into the brush pile behind the barn at night is the one. The hen must have gotten into the shed where they have gone to lay eggs before and started to lay. All I found was a feathery carcass. No head but half eaten and under an old small tractor. I found her when I was putting everyone to bed yesterday afternoon and she was fairly fresh. So now DH says we must get a LGD and burn the brush pile and maybe sit outside at night and pick off wild critters. He almost cried over his beloved Blk Star being killed. She was one of his pets.