I need some help here, please.
So my mommy chicken has her own house for her and her babies. I had a hook and eye latch on the door, but apparently Mr Raccoon went to "lock-picking school". About 3 am I heard a commotion outside, went flying out there to find her and the babies running around all confused. I got mommy and two of the babies back in the house, but the third baby was gone. Next morning I found a bunch of feathers, i know what that means.
Fast forward...I changed the locks to slider ones, and put a spot light on the coop. Mr Raccoon cant help himself to dinner anymore, but now mommy chicken refuses to go into the house in the evenings. She always loved her house since it was just hers. So now I have to go get her from her hiding spot (an out of the way nest box) and carry her and the two babies back to their house, every evening. Once I get her to the door she is ok, goes in there willingly, but she will NOT go on her own. I changed all the hay in case it smells like the the raccoon. I don't know what to do with her PTSD. I have night classes 3x pr week so I don't really want her out past dark, alone.
Any suggestions that would help?