I am very angry and upset... about a week ago one night I heard noise from the chicken coop. It was about 2 or 3 in the morning. I sent the dog out to investigate and he scared the creature away. I didn't think much of the event until that morning when I found 3 of my 6 chickens were dead (one being a beautiful austrolorp I was GOING to show in the fair AND my EE ) , one was severely injured (and later died) and one was moderately injured. After checking the coop, I found out that the predator had gotten into the coop by climbing. The chickens were attacked at the back and neck, and they had their heads and were not eaten, just killed. The one that later died had a broken leg and head injuries. My question is: what killed my chickens and how can I trap/kill it? My two survivors are rooming with my friend's flock and I would like to get them back home as soon as possible. Oh yeah and my birds were full grown layers if that helps. Also, when I go to rebuild the coop, how should it be done and what should I use? Thanks for your help!