A couple of weeks ago, we lost a hen. My husband said it was lying under the part the hens go in to lay eggs, inside the coop. I didn't see it but he said it didn't look like anything had gotten in the coop. Today, my daughter went to feed our hens and found their favorite pet Bantam dead. It is lying in the corner, under the part the hens go in to lay eggs...same as the other. It's neck has no feathers on it and it's head is twisted around the wrong way. I don't see where anything could have gotten in except for a small crack in the top where the roof is sagging. It's only a few inches space though and if something got in that way, I wouldn't think it could get out. So, what options am I looking at? Could something have gotten hold of it through the chicken wire? Someone suggested that it got it's head stuck in the chicken wire, but if that was the case wouldn't it still be stuck in the wire? We only have hens at the moment though we're still debating if the Rhode Island Red is a rooster. We got rid of our other two roosters due to their severely attacking our new older hens to the point I was worried they would kill them. Should we get a rooster and put it in? Will that protect them more? We recently moved to a more rural area and the coop sits several feet inside the tree line. Thanks for any information you can give us. I'd like to prevent any more deaths if possible. The children's tears are so heartbreaking.