Just got back from vacation only to find out my small flock is gone. In-laws were in charge of securing the coop but obviously didn't do much of a job. Here's how it played out. All of the chickens were around 16-18 weeks old. Day 1 - Rooster gets taken some time during the night. He had been ill and wasn't going into the coop by himself at night. He went to bed under the ramp to the coop and was overlooked and locked out. A small pile of feathers were found about 15 feet from the coop. Day 2 - All chickens secured but a feed pan left out. Feed pan was found about 20 feet from the coop. Empty of the grower/finisher crumble that was left in it. Day 3 - Secured chickens and feed dish. Signs of pilfering (other items moved around outside the coop) Day 4 - Same as above. Day 5 - In-laws late getting home, around 8:30 - 8:45 pm. Not really night time but the day was dark all day from storms so it 'seemed' to get darker than usual earlier. They just shut the coop door assuming the 2 remaining hens were inside. Day 6 - Opened the coop to let the hens out - Nothing. Inspected inside of coop and found feathers of the 2 hens. Also, wings (not all of them) were left behind. I'm home and set out a live trap. Baited with sardines and some of the grower crumble since whatever it is seemed to eat that as well. Smell of skunk in the air, but I live rural so that's not uncommon. Raccoons are also obviously an option as I see them on the drive late at night. I've never noticed one on my property (but sure they have been). Also domestic cats around, but the chickens have free ranged around them before on numerous occasions. If I were to wager, it would be on something wild and not the cats (I don't want to kill an innocent cat, so giving them the benefit of the doubt). So, basically the scenario is: Something entered the coop around 9 pm. Killed 2 hens and left some of the wings and a pile of feathers. I'll inspect the coop further tomorrow; didn't have the energy to do it today (heck of a way to come back from vacation). A quick peek only revealed the wings, but something could be buried in the shavings I suppose. Both carcasses eaten except for the parts mentioned above. What is the likely culprit?