I love this site. so much useful info! I plan to finish my first chicken cooop this week. We are very concerned about racoons in our area so we are being extra careful with hardware cloth and an apron around the run,etc. Here are my questions to you experienced, wise ones: 1. Does barbed wire work to deter racoons at all? We were thinking of running along the outside top of our run to prevent them climbing up and jumping on top of our coop(as I keep reading about this happening to ppl on this site!) 2. What is the best latch system for coop doors? I was planning to use slidelocks and then I just read on here that racoons can open locks!!! thanks for any help/advice.