I am currently keeping my young Gineas in the chicken pen, until they are fully grown. They were making alot of noise in the middle of the night last night so, i snuck into the kitchen and opened my door and turned on the spotlight. I saw nothing. So i got my shoes on and called my dog and were went walking over there. The dog scared something into the woods. I never saw it until we were so close to it (thank god nothing happened to my dog- I would've never put her in harms way). But she didn't really "chase" it very fast... It sort of limbered off... The animal was silent, and very dark, and half the size of my dog (she's 85 lbs., built like a big lab). I have seen foxes and possums in my yard, but not reciently. And I hear coyotes every night about a mile or so away- they are prevalent in this immediate area. And bears... I assume that if it were any of the mentioned, they would have fought with my dog. There is no damage to the pen or the coop, and all the birds are untouched. Does anyone have any idea what it could have been? The game camera is going out tonight! I should mention that the pen is chain link reinforced with chicken wire, the chain link is burried 6 inches deep, and back filled with rock and brick.