I have been away for a week for work and got home just before dusk so I let the girls out for a little yard time after a week locked in their coop and run. Later, the kids and I went out to lock the girls in once it got dark. The girls were in their house on the roost and there was a big raccoon in the run headed into the coop! I ran into the garage and got a rake and ran back out and managed to scare the coon out of the coop and chased it out of the yard. All of the girls are ok but I can't believe it was such a close call! I definitely need to be more careful about getting out before dark to get the coop safely shut up tight! I'm thinking I may need to buy a live trap and get the city to come take him away if I catch him.