I just killed the first predator that we have had in our coop. It was a very small opossum just a little bigger than a full sized rat. I heard the chickens carrying on so went out to see wat was going on and he was just sitting on the roost looking at me so I ran back to the house and grabbed a bb gun and a crowbar and took care of him. But to be honest I kinda feel bad for killing the little thing. But I wonder if thats where my eggs have been going for the past week there are only two hens in that coop who lay but I havent gotten any eggs from them for a week and was starting to wonder if something was wrong .