Well, I have had my Rooster (Cluck) for not even 3 weeks. My ladies really got attached to him and yesterday I came home from work to be what one could only assume was a massacre to my poor boy. He was lying dead outside the door opening of the coop, feathers EVERYWHERE in the coop and in the run. I know this gross, but I am hoping for some insight on what kind of critter in could be. His poor head had been chewed off , but that was it... no other part of him was touched? I found no paw prints of anything due to in being so wet, so I wasn't able to identify the perpetrator. My ladies would not go back in the coop, but who could blame them after what they witnessed. I cleaned the coop, changed the bedding and locked up the coop nice and tight. After sitting, talking and petting them for a bit to ease them a bit. They were all still there this morning, so intruder did not come back for seconds...yet. Any help on identification would be great! Someone said Opossum and someone said Mink?