Tonight DH let our girls in and counted only 6 on the "Diva Roost" where our 7 coop queens usually roost. We did a quick sweep of the coop and she was nowhere to be seen. We walked around the fully enclosed outdoor run (7`hight 2"x4" wire fencing) and found her dead in some underbrush. Sorry if this is gross but I want to find out what got her and try not to lose any more. Whatever got her took all the feathers off her neck and ate her crop, messed up her head but it was still intact and attached to the neck. A leg and one wing were missing, feathers pulled off the breast and some breast meat eaten...internal organs were intact. No sign of entry under the fencing. We have a tree that we have been concerned something could climb up and drop into the run but if that happened there would be no way out. DH has lined the coop with mesh and predator proofed to the max. We live on Vancouver Island and are thinking if it was a racoon how would it get out? Can they climb the wire fencing? Would a mink select and kill one bird in this way? I read that rats can kill chicens...we have not seen any by the odd time one of the cats brings a baby one home. Can you tell this is the first bird we have lost to predators .