Chickens roost at night and are pretty helpless then, and skunks are opportunists who will happily take out setting hens or chicks on the ground. When I stopped tossing treats outside of the chicken run, many fewer critters showed up at night. I will also stop filling my wild bird feeders for a few weeks when the coons, etc, show up nightly for them. I have zero tolerance for varmits in my barn or at the house. Mary
I'd actually love to see another coon here so I can make a nice Davey Crockett hat. I'd also get some good mileage out of a fox fur. We have so many rednecks here shooting all the time few critters are brave enough to come near here.