Hello all, We recently moved to a new home. I came out to find my three beautiful hens had been killed overnight. The property has a creek that runs through it and a large pond as well. I have been told now by neighbors that there is a huge mink infestation because they travel that creek. One of my neighbors even said he gave up keeping birds because he was tired of losing them (they even got his large ducks.) So, now I face the thought of never being able to have them again. Is there a way to mink proof my coop? My husband proposed laying a concrete pad and putting the coop on it, but I wish for them to have comfortable grass to walk and dig on. I have also been told that there is a bad coyote problem as well, so I need to consider a way to keep them out as well. On a side note, I have not kept roosters for years. I don't much care for them...but I can't help but feel a little guilty. What if he could have kept my girls safe and fought off the mink? Is this possible?