Around midnight last night I heard the most awful squawk from the coop outback; when I went out to investigate I found the front door wide open. My 4 chickens were no where to be found, and I seen a big coon in the back of my coop eating away at the eggs. So I locked him in there as I was going to deal with it after trying to round up the flock and see if they were just hiding... well after only locating 2 of the 4 in my flock I done away with the egg-eater in my coop. I found a trail of feathers erratically spread throughout the property leading to a little creek on the back edge of our property line, I then seen my little cochin rooster 'Pip' torn to shreds under some brush. I am certain it was a duo of raccoons that attacked the coop at once, even though I never knew they done this in groups.. apparently one of the coons was a meat eater while the other had only tastes for eggs. A few months ago I captured a raccoon in a trap but let it go after seeing it was only trying to get the scraps I'd left too close to their coop, but this time it was evident what had to be done to it. I'm going to set a trap tonight with wet cat food and get the one who killed my rooster.