They've killed many a chicken for me. You can't ever kill them all. Sometimes you get over run with them. What I said in the other post was the buzzards here start waiting in the mornings to be fed like pets. They, the remains don't lay around long enough to stink. I hate raccoons and opossums. I lost 600lbs of horse feed to them one time. They crap all over what they don't destroy. They dismembered baby ducks of mine one time. I hold a grudge, I blame every raccoon for all that destruction and try to stop anymore from happening.