Amazing how hungry wildlife shows up in droves when you have chickens. I've never willingly killed anything in my life, with the exception of spiders and creepy crawlies. I'm a vegetarian. I shot a skunk tonight that's been hanging around my yard since the girls moved outside. I feel horrible but I'd rather practice preventative medicine. It didn't stink until I poked it with the shovel to make sure it was dead (never thought I'd actually shoot something on my first try). Now I can't sleep - both due to the smell and psychological reasons.