Something is getting into my chicken coop

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My chickens are in two 10x10x6 dog kennels I connected together. It's sealed on all 6 sides with chicken wire. I see no way for something to get to them.

Got home from work yesterday and found 4 mutilated birds.

Got that cleaned up. Went around the cage and didn't see any place an animal bigger than a mouse could get in.

Put the 3 remaining birds in one kennel and went to bed.

Got up this morning and found a bird completly missing.

Looked all around and no signs of entry.

I called a neighbor Incase I missed a spot and he didn't find anything either.

I'm at a loss. I have no idea what or how something is getting into the kennel.
 

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