One of my girls was attacked about 5 weeks ago. Lost alot of feathers and down but I cleaned her up, treated her and she has been back to laying for a while now. Then last night, something ( opossum most likely) got in the coop, took Snowball who was a Plymouth Rock and NOT tiny, and gutted her. We are so sad. I have been gathering up the first one who was attacked each night and putting her back in the coop. Now neither she or my Americana will go into the coop. They seem to feel safe in the big dog crate so I locked them in there last night. I need to put door on the coop. These are the first problems we have had in a year. My daughter wants to catch the opossum and watch it die she is so mad at it, I really resent having to pay $100 to move a predator but I heard it is illegal to kill them. So my 2 questions are; what to do with the murderer and how do I get my girls to like their coop again so I don't have to play hide and go seek at sundown.