We were visited by the racoons last night. First time in a long time. Same MO as last year. They ate the pullets alive by tearing off parts, piece by piece through 1/2 and 3/4 inch wire cages. It was a totally disgusting mess. These were my young coronation sussex and crele polish hens that I had hatched for a friend. Does anyone know how to get rid of them? I suspect they could rip the wire on the chicken and peacock coops if they realized it, or dig underneath them. I am no longer feeling any sort of kindness towards them". I know they are doing their thing but so do rats. I need drastic action to get rid of them.