Hello. I've kept chickens in Brooklyn for 11 years, and today for the first time ever I saw two raccoons in the chicken coop, trying to catch the chickens. My father heard them and chased off the 'coons, but now I need to raccoon proof their house. The fence is re-bar with chicken wire, closed at the top. The coop is a plastic garbage can shed. How can I keep a raccoon out of it?
Also, I have a large squirrel trap, but I'm not sure it's big enough to catch one of these giant raccoons. I have until tonight to either raccoonproof the coop or move my chickens inside temporarily. Please help!