Hi i have three chickens and two ducks, we have neaver had squirrels in our area before untill recently when some trees were cut down nearby. A couple of day's ago our birds just stopped laying, well, so i thought! I was watching over my girls when a little red squirrel ran through the pen and into the duck house, after a little look around it then ran back empty handed. After visits from foxes, rooks, rats and weasel's or they may have been ferrets! i was shocked when i saw the squirrel. Although my husband and i have PROTECTED as best we can from the wildlife visitors, the new visitors have us scratching our heads! Apart from feeding them a supply of nuts to distract them we do not know what else todo. We love the wildlife but we also love our girls eggs. Is there anything else we can do apart from racing to the chicken and ducks eggs first? Toya.