Hey everyone! A few weeks ago we had our first encounter with a skunk. The guineas started going nuts around 7pm and all the hens ran out of the coop and were running around in the dark. I normally go out around that time to close up the coop for the night. When I went into the coop a found an adult skunk sitting in the corner. With all the commotion he ran out right away into the woods. Then about a 5 days ago I went out around dusk to check on everyone and the chickens were all huddled in one corner of their fenced in area. Once again, there was a skunk right outside the coop. This time it was eating the chicken food. Now today I got home around 4 and heard the guineas going nuts. They normally do this when I get home because they want their treats. However, when I went out there a baby skunk was out in broad daylight eating the chicken food! It took me about an hour to get it to leave. I know for a fact these are different skunks. Each one has looked completely different and are different sizes. The chickens are in a coop and we have a huge fence going around the coop where they roam around all day. I can't even figure out how the skunks are getting into it. Unless they are climbing on something and jumping in. My two roosters don't seem to be much help, they are more scared of the skunks then my hens are. The guineas just fly around and scream. Anyone know how I can keep them away? I'm worried the one from today had rabies. It was out in the middle of the day and it didn't care how close I got to it. I poked it with a broom to push it out of the fence and it didn't even run. It looked like it was limping the entire way to the woods.