I looked out at my coop early this morning to see two of my girls (one RIR, one Ameracauna) lying on the ground. Apparently a raccoon managed to get into the coop last night and got my prettiest hen and one of my best layers. We never heard anything in the night! The kids and I had a burial this morning - my daughter made a "grave marker" and put flowers on the top of the grave. Thankfully we have four new chicks in the garage and I'm thinking of going to get two more. As my hubby said - it happens, but we're still a bit sad.