I live in the country and I am sure we have raccoons. Someone was telling me last night that they basically gave up on chickens because of the raccoons. She was saying that the raccoons chewed their way inside the coop to get to the chickens. They even had a dog to help ward off the raccoons, but the raccoons won the battle. I don't know if I have raccoons yet or not, but if so, is there any answer to this problem? I had raccoons at the house we used to live at, and they were destructive there, but we didn't have any chickens while we lived there. What do people use to protect their chickens from raccoons?