I've got a group of guineas--three are 10 weeks old, and seven (well, now six ) are 8 weeks old. I am keeping them in a coop while they're still little. Anyway, I went out this morning to check on them, and I found one laying dead near the door of the coop! It seemed whole (not touching it until my husband gets home in about 1/2 an hour), but it was clearly damaged--there are obviously feathers missing. I found feathers strung about outside of the door (there is a SMALL crack--an inch at most--between the door and the coop wall). I've heard that 'coons sometimes try to pull their prey through openings. However, my guinea was laying about a foot or foot and a half from the door. Also, the rather large feeder was toppled over on it's side, which could not have been an easy thing to tip since it's quite wide at its base. I have not had any predator problems with this coop since I completely re-did it after a coon or possum (never did figure out which ) got in and killed all my chickens back in June. Sooooo, I'm really eager to learn what happened here, so that I can make any necessary changes to prevent it from happening again. Any thoughts/suggestions are appreciated!