After trying traps to kill what I thought was only one coon, and seeing how hard it was for my friend to catch her problem in these traps, I heavy heartily decided on a different option. I was plain out tired of losing chickens etc and it was not going to stop! I used the Pepsi & fly bait(granular kind) method along with trying to kill our flys. We waited until late at night and earlier in the day notified our neighbors to put up their animals. Inside my neighbors old coop where they have been hanging out we left the mixture, along with sweet feed so I would not attract any cats etc. This morning my neighbor left a message that there are dead coons & flys out there by the coop. It kills fast so there is less suffering IMO, from what I've been told they don't get far. You do not have to deal with a vicious scared animal and it is not left in a cage all night scared out of its mind. If killing has to be an option this seems the best way IMO. You just have to be careful where you put it, do not allow access to other animals(including wild birds,wildlife etc.) and be careful. If there are a lot of animals to worry about I would put it in a big dog crate etc that can't be tipped over and leave bread or such soaking in the mix, that way the coon will have to reach in with it's hand. Hope this info helps someone else before they lose anymore of their chicken kids.