Darn coon! One or more just killed 2 of my hens about a month ago and now it is back. Freaked me out!!!! So now I set the alarm on my cell phone to go off at 8pm EST to remind me to close my girls up at night so this would never happen again and when I went out tonight I saw my girls outside the coop in their run and they looked like they were saying "what the heck is that?" That is when I saw the big fuzzy tail run inside their coop. I knew right away what it was and grabbed a big stick and started yelling for help. Finally my fiance' heard me calling and came running in which I responded "get your gun - coon in coop!". Anyway the darn thing finally got out with only minor injuries , my birds are fine and I closed up every nook and cranny that a raccoon can get into. I will have to work on it better tomorrow when it is light out. It doesn't get dark here until almost 9 and I had no idea there would be one out this early in the evening. It was smaller than an adult so I am thinking the mama and siblings weren't too far off; they were waiting for darkness. I am going to put my shovel close by so I can be like Miss Jayne and whack that varmint if I see it or any of its friends or relatives ever again!