Hey everyone, had a quick question regarding pest control. I live in a pretty heavily populated area with mostly apartments and lots of raccoon and skunks (a college town) and have been having a lot of trouble with animals getting into the coop at night. We seal the coop up at night, but it seems like rats and skunks are always pushing their way in. They can't get to the chickens but every so often it really stresses the birds out. Anyways, to get to my question... I recently got access to some ghost chili peppers, hottest in the world, and was wondering if mincing a few in a spray bottle and soaking the ground around the coop where the pests are burrowing could have any adverse effects on our chickens. I know that only mammals can taste the spiciness associated with peppers, but I don't know if such a strong pepper could potentially irritate my girls' eyes or anything. Or even other than that, would that be an effective and lasting method of pest repulsion? Any advice or experience would be much appreciated by me, my housemates, and of course our 6 hens.