Dh and I worked all weekend to try to get our coop finished up. Everything seems secure, we put up welded wire fence acrross the top where it would be open rafters and it butts up against a drop ceiling type of material. When I got up in the rafters to staple this welded fencing down, I saw large piles of poo on top of this drop ceiling.... Dh said like bat poop, no like dog poop. I'm guessing that when the rotting walls were in tact, raccoons nested up in the rafters of this building. Eeeeeeek! I didn't have enough sand so I knew they weren't staying in last night but this totally freaked me out. The walls are replaced and there should be no way for coons to scale sheer walls but what if? Then it gets worse... in the middle of the night I'm awaken by the worst shrieking, screaming, growling blood curling noises I've ever heard. Dh and I are standing on the deck trying to figure out what it could be. It sounds like something that eats chickens. I'm taking it as a warning. Omg - my poor birds are never leaving my garage at this rate. I've come all this way with babies up to 4 months and how can I bring myself to walk every morning not knowing what I'm going to find? I'll need daily xanax!~ So needless to say, before I can even consider putting my birds in there the welded wire fencing will cover the entire ceiling. Can a raccoon get though. that? Dh said I could always test it out and put my rooster in there to see if he survives ~~~ I'll get some pics hopefully tomorrow?