I knew I had a problem when the three new salmon faverolles I brought home from a swap had their heads pulled under the divider in my quarantine cage. I thought maybe a skunk or raccoon since we have many of those around and have trapped and poisoned many. The next night there was a massacre in my chicken coop, a couple juvanile ducks and polish chickens (they never saw it coming). Now, my coop isn't Fort Knox but it would certainly keep a raccoon out, or at least there would be evidence of one getting in. There was nothing, no torn wire, no holes, nothing. The next night, three more ducklings and 6 young chickens, basically anything that wasn't roosting in the rafters, dead. That afternoon I saw the hateful thing. A mink! I called out DH with the gun, he never got a good shot at the critter but was able to set up some traps. We caught him that night, dispatched him. The next night my daughter's bunny was killed the same way as the first chickens, head pulled under the wall of the cage. I can't take this any more! How many of these awful things can there be? And more importantly how do I get rid of them? Please, if anyone has advice specific to mink, let me know. I will stop at nothing to get rid of these awful animals! They are so much worse than any other predator I've dealt with. They can crawl through the tiniest spaces and they're vicious. They will kill anything they can catch, drink the blood and leave the carcass behind. They are hateful animals!