Well, it seems that my beautiful araucana hen has been killed by a racoon. The coon seems to have pushed open the door to the coop as the lock was not secure. Myrtle, my silver-laced wyandotte was completely unharmed but Vera (the araucana) was dead. I usually let the chickens free-range during the day and put them up at night but now I am worried about doing so. I don't know whether to set a trap for the coon or just reinforce the coop door or both. We live in a semi-urban area so if I trap the coon there is not likely to be another, for awhile at least. Any ideas? A newbie chicken mama here.