ok, so last night trying to sleep I hear lots of banging on my deck. turned lights on to see my bird feeder swinging, and here is a small raccoon (must be a newly kicked out baby) swinging from his front legs 15 feet above the ground looking at me all innocently like "i didnt do it". I yelled at him, he dropped and waddles off. Not an issue as LONG AS he stays away from my coop. Was a cutie. hour later? BANG.... down goes the bird feeder 15 feet with said 'coon on it to the ground. bout had to pull me off the ceiling of the bedroom scared me half to death!!!!! little craphead was back and I think learned a good lesson. get up to a woodpecker hammering on my gutters... RRGGGGGGG go out to let my girls and 'Bird' out. the one pen has been broken into (chicken wire) not really BROKEN into, but gotten into the same., my garden gate was open and 'broken into'. By mistake i left my 5 eggs on the ground last night and forgot to bring them in when i was locking up the coop last night. Needless to say THEY were all broken and licked clean. (shells were there, eggs busted in half almost perfect!). I am assuming SAID "COON was down at my coop. NOT a good thing. he got eggs free from me. bad me. i am assuming he will be back for more. My coop is very well animal proof. I am not really bothered thinking he will get inside. he will have to climb up 6 feet of siding and break through a screen , (hmmm that can happen, maybe i will remove the window screen and some how use chicken wire in place of it)or try and break through a storm door with a window in the bottom half. Do I shoot to kill, or let him alone until it gets worse? or maybe he learned from the birdfeeder fall?( i dont want to see what would be worse) Your experience with 'coons. Its my first time to have one come around. I left mr. skunk alone, just warned mutiple times with a .22 and a big mouth and he's gone in a few days.