I have kept chickens on and off for 20 years on the same farm. For the past 3 years I have had a terrible time with raccoons. For the 3rd year in a row, they have wiped out most of my flock in 1 week. Each year as it happened I found ways to secure the coop and rid myself of the pesky critters. This year they have been very persistant and no matter what I do they seem to find a way to get in and kill. The method I used to rid myself of them last year seems to be failing. I am now moving them into cages in my husband's shop at night. Out of the 12 chickens my son had selected to show at fair we have only 3 left and our best are gone. Soooo disappointed and tired of raccoons. Anyone else having this problem? Any advice to rid myself of the evil coons?