Hi all: Put out a trail camera and found out my predator last week was a raccoon. Turns out he got on top of the covered outdoor run, which is attached to the barn, pried away the chain link fence which was stapled to the side of the barn, dropped down and in, and grabbed one of my girlsL. After that, I reinforced my outdoor run, and have been closing them in at night by barricading the door. But- the little bugger is clawing away at the wood on the walls of the barn…in 2 different spots!!! The first spot I noticed is against the wall where the nest boxes are (on the inside wall). Now he’s started another area, down at the bottom near the chicken door. Are raccoons really that desperate that they’ll eat wood to get to a chicken??? I guess my only option left is to relocate him with a havahart trap. Problem is, we also feed the deer in the woods behind the house, and have seen about a dozen raccoons feeding there also, so this may be too big a project. Any ideas on how to prevent them from eating my barn, short of covering it with aluminum siding?