I am building a new coop and the only area I can has a bunch of trees over it and every year tons of leaves come down. I think a covered run would probably not work out so well so I think I'm going to avoid it. I don't have to fear hawks or coyotes too much but the raccoons are out there, I actually just disrupted a mid day attack a few days ago. Well, I was wondering about electric fencing and how well it really works. I was thinking of getting an automatic coop door and fortifying the actual house, but the run will be a little bit more exposed. Does electric fencing work well against raccoons? If so do I put it near the bottom of my fence so it nails them when they begin to climb, or do I stick it somewhere more like the top. If electric fencing doesn't work the best what would you try? It seems like coons would have no problem climbing over barbed wire. Any ideas or feedback would be much appreciated.