Hi! Our chickens last year fell victim to raccoons, not for lack of trying on our part. Of all the things that can get chickens, raccoons are the worst because they are so smart and so determined. Our setup is pretty basic, we have the following coop: http://www.upcitemdb.com/upc/27077079418 And then where the run door comes down we have a large dog kennel put together to act as their yard. We've had to make all kinds of adjustments - we had to screw shut the egg door because the raccoons figured out how to open it. We started locking both the coop door and the gate to the kennel at night. The windows are always closed at night, particularly the one that faces out. There are two chicken wire "vents" up under the roof that we are going to have to reinforce with welded wire after a raccoon chewed through one (long story). The yard itself has a tarp roof over the top. We put welded wire around the sides for extra reinforcement, and we put it on the ground as well, hoping that it would prevent the raccoons from digging under. Nope - they dug under and pried the wire apart to get in. So, we're planning on pouring a concrete pad under the whole coop, and then maybe putting dirt on top of that for the comfort of the birds. That way at least the darn creatures can't dig under. Any other tips for keeping them safe? I'd really rather deal with any other predator. I hate raccoons.