So last night, I accidentally didn't close the door to the coop my 8 guineas and 5 chickens were sleeping in. Normally it's locked up every night, but for some reason it didn't cross my mind yesterday. Today when I get home, everything seems awfully quiet. I go down to the coop and find my rooster and two of the 4 hens. No guineas. That's when I start to really get worried, as we had clipped their wings a while back and they can't fly THAT good to where they'd opt for sleeping in the trees. I see a small pile of guinea feathers, and a headless guinea behind the coop. Otherwise, no one else has any trace of ever being carried off or anything. 10 birds gone in one night!? I had just counted them all yesterday! I figure a raccoon visited us, or maybe an opossum. But even a raccoon wouldn't/couldn't hide 9 birds like that. It would have no reason to! So my question here is, where do you guys think my 9 other missing birds are? Maybe I had a raid take place with several predators involved? Maybe my guineas are hiding in the trees and I didn't notice (anxiously awaiting tomorrow morning to see if that wish comes true )? Or maybe someone stole my birds (except the obviously eaten one I found of course)?? I don't know, but I don't like it! Sounds very fishy... Needless to say, the coop is locked up tight, all the traps in the woods are set, and one of my dogs is sleeping in the chicken lot. And it will be like that from now on (regardless of the fact my mom hates having Harley sleeping in the chicken lot, and wants him closer to the house...).