We live on the Kansas prairie and have a mixed flock of guinea fowl, chickens, Khaki Campell and Golden 300 ducks. They all share the same coop. Recently, we've had trouble with raccoons around the place. We have to bring the automatic dog food feeder in, and any feed left that our birds didn't eat. The other night, one or several of them broke through my coop door and killed 6 of the ducks, leaving 3 injured. They came back the next night, but we were ready. We set out traps and reinforced the coop door. We have since caught and disposed of 4 raccoons right around the coop area. This afternoon, while cleaning out the coop, I was surprised to find a Racoon sleeping in one of the nesting boxes! What a shock! I have been seriously considering getting an automatic poultry door to close them up when we are away. Now, I'm thinking not. What if they get closed in with a Racoon? I cannot imagine what would have happened if I had not gone in there. I could have sent them to their slaughter. We have a creek that runs behind our house that has a highway of Racoon tracks around it. I just don't know if we can keep our flock safe. Any suggestions?.