don't know what it was but at 3:30am, i was dreaming about coons being into my coop and i woke up, sat bolt upright in bed and was freaking out. i was convinced coons were in my coop. not sure if they were screaming outside again or not. (we've had odd screaming at night off and on for a few months. we thought it might be a fox but the only thing we ever seen is a coon.) i almost got in the truck and drove down to the barn (ours is a good haul from the house) but i finally went back to sleep. when i got down there this A.M. i carefully checked everything out, all seems fine. thank GOD it had just been a dream. i'm heading out of town later in the week, leaving DH in charge of the chickies so i'm probably just paranoid.