Wednesday I noticed that the "normally lasts a week" food container I place outside for the chickens was empty. I thought that maybe the chickens got really hungry, so I fill it up again. Go out late yesterday evening and it was almost empty again but this time I caught two squirrels making a mad dash up the tree. I don't mind sharing with the wildlife but I can't afford that much food. We are not talking a small container. So tonight with DH help we are going to put an electric wire around the tree. Don't worry we will use the proper equipment so the tree doesn't catch fire. I sure hope this works because I don't want them in my coop eating the chickens feed in there too (which I think they already have). If this fails to deter them, any suggestions on how to get rid of them? Live in town so no guns and no poisons.