I tried to make my chicken pen secure. I thought I had managed to do it. I found out this morning that I was wrong. Luckily I only lost one of my little babies, but it still hurts. She was one of the tamest ones, would eat out of my hand and sit on my foot while I was feeding and watering. I have a chain link dog pen with 1X1 wire around the bottom. I am thinking coon because her head was through the wire. I will be borrowing a live trap to set up. I know once a coon discovers a pen of chickens, they don't just go away. And coons are good with gravy. (yes, I eat coon). So today I am going to have to do something to make my coop more secure. I think tin or plywood around the bottom of the pen, since I have some from an old shed I tore down. It is hard for both me and my husband to do things like that due to disabilities, so hoping the neighbor kids will help. If not, then I will probably catch up my babies and put them inside a dog crate at night until I can get it done. I plan to run an electric wire, but can't afford the charger yet. I know I still have my other 9 like her, my guineas, my pair of bantams and their 8 biddies, but well darn it, it was more than just a chicken. And yes I am being silly and crying about it.