I lost my best hen to a racoon yesterday. She was a very good girl and deserved better. Was cleaning out the henhouse about 1:00 in the afternoon and let the girls out for some exercise when he nabbed her up. Knowing coons normally hunt at night I was concerned about the health of this animal (rabies?) and knew I needed to get it fast. Here's where my extremely brilliant husband came to the rescue and I'd like to pass on a idea that worked like a champ to get those nighttime mauraders. Get a motion detector light. Set the detector up in the open where it can be easily seen from the house, and bait the area. Screw in a red light bulb in one side and a female plug-in adapter in the other. Plug a long extension cord into the adapter, bring the other end of the cord into the house and plug it into a radio. You got it! Movement sets the radio off alerting you to the predator and the red light illuminates the area without scaring the animal off. No more sleepless nights and needless to say that ol' coon won't be bothering my chickens anymore! Hope this helps.