Im located in Landisville, NJ, the Southwest side of Atlantic county, NJ. I have never had any issues in the past. Neighbors just cleaned out a fair size debris pile between our yards (mine is fenced with wood picket) and last night I lost 2 birds. Whatever ate them dug under the 2x6 border at the bottom of the chicken yard and killed a naked neck and a baby (just under bantam size) carmel. The carmel was stuck under the dug out area and its insides were cleaned out through a hole in the belly area. I just caught a mama rat last week in a snap trap. I was on my way out so I left it to grab later. When I went back next morning the trap was under fence and the rat gone. I know I have cats in the neighborhood. We have smelled skunks. I am sure we have opossum and racoons. I am in a residential neighborhood surrounded by vegetable farms on 3 sides. Tonight we will be closing the coop door in hopes that we dont loose more. What is the likely culprit??? I am planning on setting snap traps and live traps tonight baited with peanut butter.Any better ideas?