At least, I think it was a coon. I woke up at 2:30 am to the sound of a chicken screaming. Went out to check, and found Gina, my leghorn girl, had been pulled through the bars of the coop by her neck. Her head was gone, and one wing was pulled through. This morning when I went to clean it all up, I discovered her head had been left behind on the ground. Years ago when we kept chickens, we had a few raccoon incidents, mostly when we forgot to lock up the girls at night. I haven't seen or heard of any raccoon sightings from the neighbors at all in recent years, though we do have a family of possums in the area, and have had a possum come bother our girls once. I'm just really surprised that the dogs didn't bark at all! The chickens are right next to the house, and they've alerted us in the past when we had possums bugging the hens. I'm glad that the ducks are all fine, in hindsight, they are more vulnerable in their setup. My plans for the day include going to the hardware store for 1/2" mesh and covering the mesh on the chicken coop with it so I don't have grabby little paws trying to get in again. I'm also going to be fixing the duck enclosure. I'm also trying to decide what to do with Beula, my remaining hen. Is it okay to keep a single hen, or is she gonna get lonely? I'm trying to decide if I want to let her sit on an egg (she's been trying lately) and swap it out with a chick for her to raise, or find a hen to keep her company.