My current chicken coop is simply a large dog kennel set up in the barn. Is there any way that I can "Mink Proof" it without spending a fortune? Today I was at a poultry show and I began talking to a guy who told me that 90% of his flock was wiped out by a mink. $6,000 worth of birds dead in one night. Needless to say, he was devastated. 2 months ago I found a dead mink in our yard so I know they're out there. I'm worried about the safety of my birds, but I can't think of any economical ways to "Mink Proof" my coop. Does anyone have any ideas? I've read that they're great climbers and can sneak into the tiniest of holes.