I heard the girls carrying on around 6 am today but thought it was their egg song. Went out later to feed and water them and found the 2 bantams dead in their cage. The big girls (RIR and Sex Link) were kind of running around their pen. The bantams had no head and were in the corners of their run. Left to see about getting more wire to run around the big girls cage for reinforcement. When we arrived back home the big girls were carryiing on and something had gotten at one of the dead bantams again. I stifled my upchuck urge and cleaned up the carcasses, put lime down all over (not any blood seen) and calmed down the big girls. My question is what would have gotten to them during the day? I thought that raccoons were nocturnal as were possums. Their heads were torn clean off their bodies where their necks meet their chest. We have only been doing this almost 1 1/2 years and have not had a problem before. Big girls are locked up at night now until I get extra strong reinforcement work done.