I just moved to a place I actually used to live that became available again. it is on 2 acres shared with another house. I knew we had raccoons and foxes as they used to be all over my porch at night. My neighbors all had their chickens killed by coons so I never wanted to get any. But at the last house I lived in I did get 4 hens. I knew I was in for a fight moving here and I have them temporarily housed in a chick N Barn and run in my back yard. I have 2 ft of skirting all around and pavers on top of that. Last night I woke up hearing a thud and then the most horrific noise you can imagine. Without a second thought I was up and running to the back yard in my bare feet and pajamas. They were screeching so loud I thought something must be in the coop with them so I unlatched it to look. They were all huddled in a pile. At this point my flashlight decided to die. In retrospect, if a coon had been in there it could have been bad, but I did not even think about it, I reacted. I probably would have killed it with my bare hands. My hens are very shook up but all ok. The one place I did not think about was the top of the barn where the vents are. It is right across from the roost. The wire is big enough for a coon to reach in and just grab them right off the roost. Dumbest design I have ever seen. The only thing I can think of to do today is move the roost down so they cannot be reached from the vents. I am in the process of building a more secure coop and i will be stringing electric wire around, but in the meantime i need to keep them safe. Any suggestions? In my opinion this barn should not be marketed as safe as it's NOT! The only reason they are alive is because I was out there so fast. Did I mention I HATE raccoons!