Today I lost a hen to, I presume, a raccoon since the only damage was its head missing and it was mildly disemboweled (which fits the head-and-crop-missing calling card of raccoons, as I've read on this site). So, my question is about how soon the raccoon will come back. Is it likely the coon will be back in the next days and keeping them inside for a few days could send the coon off looking for new prey, or will the attacks be randomly spaced? I know that now the coon has found my flock he'll remember and be back, I'm just wondering if I can expect when he might be back. Other info that might be helpful: This is the first predator loss since last summer. I'm in central MI and we're about to get a snowstorm so perhaps the coon was stocking up before the storm? I have two dogs but they're inside a lot. The flock free ranges outside their run enclosure. The hen's body was found about 30 feet from the coop, outside the run, in an area they frequently hang out, near a pine tree. I did see a very large hawk (don't know what kind) flying closer than usual today--but maybe it was interested in the body and not the original killer. Finally, do you think the coon would have killed more birds if it could have or is it common to kill only one bird at a time? I'm asking because I think my adolescent rooster actually did his job of leading some of the other birds to safety, though he wasn't able to scare off the coon, unfortunately. He and half the flock were found far away hiding in some brush while the other half was found in the coop. Any info is appreciated.