Our suspicions were correct, we had a raccoon problem. In fact, at least 2 raccoon were plundering our animals. Unfortunately for them my farm protection duty was successful and we are back to being secure.
We have still been securing everything at night just in case. We lock up the chickens and secure their food. We feed the cats and dogs earlier to make sure that there is little to no food left in bowls for overnight. And we are keeping a close eye for any more signs of new activity.
In total I believe our thieves made off with 6 of our roosters while we were on vacation, 4 hens out of the coop, and one of our free range ducks. The only thing we can do now is fire up the incubator, hatch date is Oct. 5.