I've been having a HELL of a time with raccoons. I thought it was just one raccoon coming for fresh chicken, guinea fowl, and duck dinner every night but now I know it's not the case. We set a trap outside the last three nights in a row and caught a different raccoon each night. We'll set it again tonight and see what happens. I've never seen such a relentless predator as a raccoon, except maybe SATAN!!! How do you deal with your raccoons? I've tried everything and the best thing I've come up with so far is coops on stilts 4 feet off the ground - chest level. I'm trying to teach my chickens to fly in but for now we're using a ladder that we take down every night. The Coop is high and shallow and they only roost in it at night, it's well ventilated and I can reach to the back wall to remove any chicken I need to cull for whatever reason. I never have to be inside the coop and I'm attaching the nesting boxes under the floor (the chickens are too young to need them at present). Cleaning is easy too. I can even use it as a brooder with a heating pad cave and the chicks learn to go up and down the ladder early. And the best part is the raccoons can't climb it. HAHA!!! A bear could eat them like chips but we don't have bear where we are. Everything is sealed to prevent rats and mink, but I doubt mink could climb it anyway, cats could but they can't get inside. I've built my prototype and used it for a few weeks to fine tune it and adjust any mistakes and we're building the larger size coops this weekend. Tell me what you've learned to keep your birds safe, specifically from raccoons.