Something got my bantam rooster. Sometime around 9pm, at or around dark. It went into the coop, got it, left, all seemingly without a trace. No blood, no evidence of a struggle, just the one bird. What I did find later the next day was a clump of feathers in the knot of a tree right next to the coop. Still, no body, just feathers. What does this sound like? Why did it only get one little rooster, and why did 9 chickens and three guineas not make enough fuss or fight to ward it off? Tonight, I did SEE a raccoon in the run. I understand these carry diseases and of course are hell on chickens. I figured if he got one, then he will get more when he figures out how to chew through the wire covering their windows. I dispatched him with the semi auto .22 LR. I HATE to kill things, especially those that are just living and doing their thing, but I understand they carry diseases. SO....any ideas, you think this was the work of the raccoon or a possum, because we have both. Raccoons are the only things i have seen IN the run. If so, they are neat and tidy about it.