I live in 38 acres of woods. I have had a few problems with raccoons but nothing huge (they came in a cat door to eat cat food and got into a freezer in our garage...caught red handed) nothing that couldn't be "taken care of " as problems came up. The last 6 months that i've have owned chickens has been crazy. I've had to "take care of" at least 4 per month. To make a long story short, we got our first frost last night. I went out to the coop today and saw the paw prints all over...they haven't gotten in yet but i know its only a matter of time. Is there anything i can do to keep them away? yes, i have a dog but he's a pug and quite a wimp. I'm being paranoid now and am re-emforcing the coop, setting a live trap but any other advice?