We've co-existed with skunks on our property for years, and they have actually never bothered chicks, chickens,eggs or any of our cats. However, we have a large coop made out of a horse run-in with a dirt floor and a baby skunk (have never seen mama) is IN THE COOP every night. My chickens free range, so the pop door is open during the day as is the run door. No skunk smell anywhere around, so I don't know if mama is holed up with babies elsewhere or this one is on his own. He's about the size of a small squirrel. I've set traps with peanut butter (he apparently hates peanut butter), skirted around the perimeter with hardware cloth covered with concrete pavers, filled in his entrance holes with foam and he just keeps digging deeper and deeper to get in or out. I even skirted the inside of the coop, more pavers and a piece of plywood over his hole. Last night he was nowhere to be seen in the coop, so I set the traps and went to bed. Next morning, he had tunneled back in and left the traps alone. He hasn't bothered the chickens but he's eating ALL of my chicken food. I'm told skunks can dig very deeply if they want to, so I am not sure if burying hardware cloth will work. I'm going to remove all feeders and set traps tonight with cat food in hopes that will work, but any other ideas? I've skirted even further out and am buying out Home Depot's supply of heavy concrete pavers. Is my only option putting in a floor? This is a huge coop so I'm not sure I can get DH on board with that, plus I'm trying out the dirt floor with deep litter.. however, if there's no other option.. Think the cat food will work for traps? Especially if I remove the chicken food?