Hi! I'm mostly a reader of this forum, recently mostly about how to keep my pullets safe after losing one to a raccoon (I think). Here's what happened after I installed my new electric fence. I'm still reeling from how crazy this all was! In short, two possums attacked the tractor, one shorted the fence and died, the other continued the attack undisturbed, and even came back once after I had scared it off. They left behind two live babies, too, for me to deal with. here's a more complete write-up with pictures. http://thisonegoodlife.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-chicken-fortress-night-2.html Now sure what I could do to a) avoiding killing things and b) keep predators from shorting the fence and thus opening the door (almost literally) for other predators? I was hoping to be able to leave town for a weekend sometimes, but this morning, I'm certain I would have lost the two pullets if I hadn't been home to hear the upset. Thanks for reading this far, I'd love any advice.