So, I have lost three chickens to a mystery predator. The only clues that I had was that it was not a climber, was a digger and preferred my banties (Silkies). Well, I went to close up the chickens tonight and opened the main door to the coop to make sure everyone was there and lo and behold there was my Silkie Roo Elvis laying in front of a nesting box with a bloodied head. I thought for sure he was dead and when I looked in a little further, a skunk poked his head out of that nesting box. I tapped on the side of the box with my flash light and the skunk politely ambled out of the coop (which does have a solid floor that he cannot get into after the door is shut). I scooped up Elvis and took him into an animal carrier to tend to him. I thought for sure it might be a skunk, but everyone kept on telling me that it couldn't be because there was no odor. However, this creature left no odor even while exiting the coop and never left one when he killed three of my other birds. Therefore, no odor does not necessarily mean a skunk isn't your culprit. Now, I will set a trap for the stinky pest and an wondering how to handle him once he is trapped.