Our coops are integrated into a huge barn and the doors to the barn stay open so the chickens can free range during the day and be tucked in safe at night. For the last 2 days something (during the daytime, just happened between 11 -12 pm) is eating into my nursery coop where I have 14 baby chicks. Yesterday there were 2 holes chewed 1 in both coops and today one in the exact same spot that I patched from yesterday. Is this a squirrel, coon, or rats? Like I said it is not happening at night just during the day. I wokr from home and have been up there every hour but I am not sure what to do. Here is a picture of the hole and as you can see where I Patched it yesterday and then it ate threw it again!
Will electric fence work? But then will it shock the chickens if they touch it? Thanks for any help on this matter!