Well, we lost a hen to a raccoon the other night.. of course it had to grab my favorite. Now we've got a live trap out there. It's only been one night, but how long do you suppose it will take to nab the raccoon? I have marshmallows and some apples smeared in peanut butter. Any raccoon-trapping experts out there?? We only had six chickens to begin with, so any hen lost makes quite the impact. Oh and to clarify: we know it's a raccoon because the night before we lost Lady Buffington my husband awoke to a commotion out in the coop and when he turned the outside light on he saw a raccoon scurrying off along the fence line. Also, I went and talked to a neighbor that has ducks and he said "Oh, a raccoon? Yeah, he lives in my attic." Thanks, neighbor.