I just finished my coop, the chicks are in the brooder in the garage, and we saw a raccoon on our back fence! We've lived here for seven years and this is the first raccoon we've ever seen here. How do they know? There must be varmint spies in the neighborhood. I had a live trap and must of loaned it out because now I can't find it. My shotgun is too loud so I'll have to keep the bow handy.