So the raccoon got another chicken. Worse, it was middle of day, people around in neighbouring gardens, it didn't kill the chicken but had ripped off it's scalp and most of the beak before we were alerted. Now our prize chicken is sitting in a cardboard box in the greenhouse awaiting one of us to end it's suffering. The first chicken it got it took away at least. I built the coop / chicken fortress. It is robust and no predator will get into it nighttime. But in terms of giving the chickens freedom to roam the garden daytime, well, I guess those days are over unless there is a body around to watch over them. Largely they will be confined to their quarters from now on. I admit to being surprised, even shocked, by such a brazen attack. A long hot summer, plenty of food sources around at present - fruit trees, compost heaps et al. It is far from being a ravenous raccoon. Just brazen and like most urban raccoons pretty fearless. Going to try man pee on the fence top from over which it arrives. Perhaps a few blasts with the neighbours air rifle to get the message across. Any other suggested methods of keeping rocky out of my garden in the daytime?