When I got home tonight, my guineas, roo, and black chickens were OUTSIDE the coop, in the dark, looking really freaked out. ( I usually lock up their house after dark). I couldn't figure out what was wrong until I looked in the henhouse and there was a SKUNK curled up in a nestbox on top of a fake egg and a golfball! Aaaaaackk. boy did he scare me. And what was I to do!? I did NOT want to get sprayed! The other 25 hens were still sleeping on the roost. There must have been a big ruckus just before I got home. But I figured I had to do SOMETHING, so I finally moved the whole heavy 10-nest unit enough to chase skunky out, who slowly strolled out the door. I had to go round up the other chickens which were scattered around the farm -- still missing 5, but I'll have to wait till morning. Luckily no spray. But I saw SKUNKIE's digging holes all over in BOTH henhouses and 3 eggs were eaten today besides. I sure hope he didn't eat those missing chickens. I'm going to have to do something -- maybe trap him? Who takes re-homed skunks?