we are new with chickens and also new to east Texas. My dog woke me up at 11:30 to go to the bathroom. While I was waiting for him I heard a very off squawk. So I put my rubber boots on and went back to check on the chickens (they are/were about 9 weeks old). I heard noises by the pen and saw one chicken dead in the pen so yes, I got scared and ran to the house and got my gun. When I was coming back out of my house I saw a dark animal, a little bigger than the size of a cat run towards the front of my property. I got back to the chicken pen and all the chickens were gone except two. One was dead with its head missing and my other girl was crouched on a pallet that I sit on in the pen to watch my girls. She came up toe immediately for rescuing. It looked like the top of her head was a little scratched missing all feathers but just in a small spot. My pen is chain link fence with chicken wire wrapped around the bottom and fence wire for a roof. I put my poor little survivor in my large dog cage and brought her in the house for the night. I read raccoons rip their heads off but that doesn't explain the rest of them missing entirely with not even feathers left behind. Please help. And yes. I live in the woods.