Hi everyone. We are pretty new to this whole chicken thing. Our birds just started laying in January. I noticed a racoon sleeping in one of our trees today. Just above the pasture where the chickens were free ranging. My dh said to get the birds in the run and shut them up, which I did. But I am wondering, what now? We don't have a gun. We have a bb gun but that won't kill it. We do have a dog, a husky. She is pretty good at scaring away predators, at least she has been so far (she scared away a coyote a month ago or so). We could just put her out in the pasture, but she can jump the fence and will if she doesn't want to be there which is a good possibility. I don't wanna leave our girls in the run for days (its not that big and they don't like it), but then I don't want them dead either. How strong is the likelihood that racoons can attack during the day? Any recommendations on what to do about this? thanks!