I have not had many eggs this past summer. Spring started off nicely with my 5 hens and about June it started dropping off. One morning about 2 am I was battling insomnia and heard a ruckus in my coop. I go out thinking that it was the opossum that I had to deal with in march... Nope I shined my flashlight in the Out House/Coop and there was a skunk... I decided to let him have the eggs. I keep filling in the holes it has dug to get in. But they are great diggers and just come in at a different spot just veer around any obstruction i put in its way. I know I am going to have to rethink the out house as a coop in the future. Is there anything I can put around the perimeter that would act as a deterrent to keep the skunk out that won't hurt or freak out the chickens too?