I know I live in a coon infested area. I see them at night, I hear them chatter in the woods, I see their footprints down by the stream. But I was always under the impression that as long as the chickens where locked up at dusk they would be safe from these. I thought that IF I left something out at night - be it a bag of bird seed, a open trash can or a forgotten chicken coop door , that it would be fair game for the raccoons But the coons are breaking the rules! MONDAY - Some pullets where missing from an outdoor cage. They dissapeared between 12:30pm and 5:30 pm. Sun still up. I came home to find an empty cage. TUESDAY - I found our beloved EE hen torn to bits inside her pen. She has a 6ft tall chinlink dog kennel with a top that I kept her in while I was not home to supervise free range. It had a top to keep the hawks and owls out but the corner was breached and something slipped in and killed her.. This also happened between Noon and 5:30 PM WEDNESDAY I was afraid to put the ducklings outside in their pen. I figured they where next on the menu.. So instead I set up the Game Camera facing the screened area I was keeping the ducks in . I put the ducks in the guest bathroom for the day safe inside the house. When I returned at 5:30 I checked the camera and saw this photo. Note the time is 1:23pm (the date is wrong but the time is right) This coon has some nerve! walking right up on to our porch in the middle of the day!