Our neighbors have an apple tree in their back yard which hangs over the fence into our yard. Today I heard the chickens sounding an alarm so I ran out to see a raccoon in the neighbors yard, right next to our fence, eating the fallen apples. I ran up to it to try to scare it away, even though it didn't seem interested in the chickens. I have never seen one up close before or in the daylight so I was really surprised when it didn't even flinch, I was yelling and waving my arms. I threw a couple of apples at it and it kind of hissed and eventually left, but it definitely seemed drunk off of the rotting apples. We are in a pretty populated area and have never seen any predators before. Our chickens usually free range in the yard all day, but I am really worried that this raccoon might come back and go after the chickens when all the apples are gone. I don't know very much about raccoons or what they are capable of, but I think it could get over the fence and into our yard it if wanted to so I don't know if it is safe to let the chickens out. They have a fully enclosed run, but it is small and they are much happier free ranging, but now I'm not sure if it is safe. Does anyone have any advice?