My husband was checking on the chicks in the brooder and he comes quickly back into the house and says for me to come with him. He said the oddest thing is happening, there are Owls in the trees. We have never had owls around our house that we have known of. knowing we have small chicks vulnerable to owl attacks we start talking about what we needed to do. He shines the light into the tree and sure enough, two sets of eyes that look like owls are staring back. We adjust the beam on the flashlight so that it is more powerful at the distance instead of wide angle, and whoops, What do we see, two racoons, 20 feet in a tree from our green house that is not raccoon proof. DANG. They just sit there looking at us, The greenhouse is lit up with the brooder lights, and the chicks are merrily peeping behind us having no idea what danger they are in. My husband is under the impression that the 1 ft opening around the top of the greenhouse is inaccessible to the crafty creatures, but we have trees that they can easily gain access to our roof and then its just a hop down to the greenhouse roof and then right in. I take a few warning shots at them with my pellet gun, and they run off. back into the woods. we watch for a bit to make sure that they arent coming back. I wander around the back of the house , and low and behold, we have two skunks on the back porch. What a night. We now have to figure out, Any advice? 1. are the raccoons coming back? 2. what to do about making the greenhouse chicks more secure. 3. what to do about our other females that are brooding one is 3 feet off the ground in nest box, the other two are 6ft off the ground, all have nets that can be climbed right next to them. parts of the cage has wired buried, the new parts do not have any wire underground at all. 4. Have we had raccoons this whole time that are coming here to eat the cat food near the peafowl and have been leaving them alone because they are enjoying cat food and we need to continue to leave tons out so that they will not eat our chicks.