Ok, since we moved the coop to the area that it will stay in DH has been concentrating on getting the run poles dug in. Yesterday he comes in and tells me to look out back. He then informs me the groundhog I see is now living under the coop! How long did that take, I mean really! I told him this will not do since I am afraid for the chickens I will be getting. If anyone can prove me wrong, let me know. I did not know if maybe they are good at keeping other predators away and therefore he could stay. I would hate to kill him which I know most of you will say to do. DH tried to scare him off last night with the BB gun with no avail. He might move up to the real guns now.