Last night I had the scare of my life. Around 1130pm I heard some noises. It sounded like things being knocked over in the area where my broody hen has her nest. I expected the stray tomcat to be what I would find. It was raining heavily but I still went out there and I'm so glad I did. A raccoon had taken my white silkie off her nest and was attempting to steal her eggs! She is on day 15 this can't happen! I made a noise and it ran off. I immediately brought her and her nest inside my house! I kept thinking what if I had just ignored those noises my hen and her eggs would probably be gone. I assume the coon took her off her nest Because she was just standing blindly beside the coon while it reached into her nest. I had a piece of cardboard blocking her nest from the other hens and the coon had removed this. All the eggs were safe and I got there just in time. The hen wasn't harmed either she was just highly pissed that her sleep had been disturbed. Is this normal for the raccoon to not harm her? I for sure thought it would have tried to eat her. Maybe I got there before anything could happen? I have never had an issue with racoons. I know they are a huge pest as well as disease carrying. What can I do to make this raccoon go away? My other chickens were locked into their separate coops for the night she was in the area where the other laying nests are .