I fell asleep and so was late in locking the chicken coop stall tonight. I always go in to do a head count. One-two- three---oops, whats that black and white one on the floor? SKUNK !! I was probably only about 5 feet from it in the dark with a flashlight. It was snooping around the feed and water pan. I went to the house to get my pistol but it was gone when I got back. It had not dug in, it just walked in the open stall door (this is a converted stall in my lean to off the barn) It did not kill any chickens, and there are no baby chicks in there and no eggs because I gather several times a day to incubate. I (feeling foolish) have three of those predator control nite eye things, that flash the red light to look like another predators eyes. But they were on my porch waiting to be installed. Has anyone used these and do they work keeping the skunks at bay? I could put one of the dogs in the chicken coop stall and I called the state trapper to see about getting a live trap. I hate to shoot it, but I don't want it getting my chickens either. ' Now that it knows there is food, water and chickens in there, will it be back and try to dig its way in? The back of the stall is the dog yard, and there are four little yappy dogs in there...perhaps this skunk is deaf?