There has been a raccoon trying hard but unsuccessfully to enter our coop. During the day I let my chickens out in an enclosed 10x10' space that is not predator safe. Should I worry about a raccoon trying to get them in daylight? We live in a suburban area but clearly this mamma is desperate for some food! So far in 3 months there have been no predator attempts, but I'm sure Spring brings on new predator determination.
Any ways to deter the night time damage the raccoon is causing to the yard around my coop perimeter? If I sprinkle Cayenne pepper, could that hurt my chickens if they sniffed some up themselves? Any other thoughts? I read human pee works??? Really? My son would love that job. :)
Thanks for your advice!