I"m getting my camera today..never had a trail cam.
It's not crazy...I'd do whatever I needed to save my chickens too. But glad your count is up from what you thought.
My barn was old and I found out my raccoons were living beneath my barn in holes that a groundhog made and they would poop up in the loft. I bought a baby monitor for $14 so I can hear in the barn, so I could know when the raccoons arrived.
The trail cam's a lot of fun. Unfortunately it's also fickle. At least the ones I bought are. :)
You get to see what's going on when you're not there.