I knew there were some wild critters around last night. I felt the 'disturbance in the force' so to speak. All my girls were accounted for this morning so I didn't really give it another thought. This evening, however, when I went to feed them I noticed the hardware clothe had been partially ripped off the side of the coop A couple of years ago my coop was cleaned out by coyotes and all I had left was a momma hen and 4 little babies that I had locked up in another area. So, following the BYC protocol, I had help in building a better and evidently sturdier coop. This coop stood the test but even so whatever it was that wanted in managed to pop three of the staples out along the top but wasn't able to capitalize. Phew!!! Thanks you guys!