Hi - I'm getting ready to put my 9 week old Indian runners outside (late I know, but the coop construction is a little delayed). My husband has made a very sturdy coop with latches that I can lock with padlocks and everything seems raccoon-proof. However, should we test it out for a few days? FOr example, put some raw chicken meat in it and see if the raccoons get it, or is that just inviting trouble? I just couldn't bear it if anything happened to my ducks, which have become wonderful, friendly pets, and I'm really worried about putting them outside.