My big wonderful rooster was killed by a raccoon this morning. He was attacked by something, maybe the same raccoon, about 3 weeks ago that left 2 other chickens dead and 3 injured. Chester was the worst off with a broken leg. I decided to let him out of the cage yesterday so he could hop around and eat grass and do what chickens do. Last night my hubby heard something out side and there was a raccoon running around. He chased it off. A few minutes later he heard something again and it was on the porch trying to get to our turkey poults and eating and dumping our koi food everywhere!! He chased it off again. Well, Chester was fine all night and David saw him early this am on his way to work. But later when I got up I could not find him. I fed the horses and birds and later I came out again looking for Chester. I found parts of him this time. I am so bummed. I wish I had chicks by him. WE NEED A DOG!!! By By my sweet bird.