So I've been away on vacation this past week, and I'll be on vacation this next week too, but this morning I got an email from My petsitters, saying that there was a skunk underneath the coop! Our coop is built like a sedentary chicken tractor, so there is an area underneath, and just before we left I built an enclosed run going off the side of the coop. The run is kind of ramshackle, I built it in the two days before we left (I'm 15 years old.) The run, like the coop is triangular, the top half of the triangle is old chicken wire, and the bottom is hardware cloth, and since the ground is so uneven there is plywood along the bottom of the run. But when the skunk was in, all the chickens were smart enough to go up into the coop. *PHEW* and none were killed. But how much damage can skunks actually do? If they kill, is it messy? Could it have dug in?