Early this Summer I had 10 laying hens, 5 pullets and 3 roosters. I was gone for about 10 days and when I came back I found only 3 hens left!!!!!!!!! Some friends of mine helped me rebuild a bigger coop. Thank goodness. But my troubles weren't over. About 2 weeks after the fair (The 2 hens I took won 1st and 2nd place ribbons) I found my Prize winning, laying and mother hen killed by a STUPID Raccoon!!!!!!!! Boy did I scream. I lost 3 more chickens before we put tires into where them stupid raccoons were getting in and nothing has bothered my chickens for about three months. I now have 19 chickens. 5 hens (two of which is laying), 6 pullets and 8 roosters (6 of which I have to get rid of).