How can I best defend against these guys? Any tales from the trenches about bobcat losses or encounters? Would you consider raccoons or bobcat to be a bigger threat? I am in the planning stage of my hen house and am designing everything from the standpoint of a bobcat and how to keep one out. Raccoons, too, in that they are so clever with locks and whathaveyou. Hoping to be able to sleep at night once my 11 girls are out in the real world (currently 3 weeks old and safe in a brooder).