I'm about ready to quit chicken raising. We've spent a good deal of money on buying and building coops, managed to raise 12 babies, and now something is eating my chickens. Over the last few days they've been disappearing. Only once did I see any left over evidence, something killed one and must have been scared of before finishing, because the poor chicken was just dead under the coop. This afternoon I happened to be in the bedroom and hard quite the commotion on the yard, and darned of there wasn't a raccoon and a dead chicken. In the daytime none the less. But this time there was blood everywhere, and the poor chicken was fairly dismembered. I've locked the poor 4 remaining chickens in their coop, but I wonder if I'm not being plagued by two different predators. Nothing seems to be bothering the big two chickens though, just the babies.