Well...the hen I lost last week to what I thought was a skunk (head and only leg only missing, strong smell of skunk...) appears to have been killed by a raccoon. We have been locking the girls in the coop at night and setting up a trap for the predator inside the chicken yard. We caught a good sized raccoon the second day. It now has a new home in a wild area down by the river. I am continuing to set the trap and lock them in, but they seem to be reluctant to sleep in the coop now. I noticed initially one hen was roosting on a wheelbarrow leaning up against the back fence first. That was easy enough...I would just scoop her up on my way to lock the coop and put her inside. Then another one started disappearing at night. I finally watched them one evening at dusk to see where she was going. Turns out she was jumping up on a small bench, then to a grapevine wrapped around the post to our grape arbor, the up on top of the 8 ft tall arbor to roost. Last night we didn't get home ti 9:30 and the one hen was on the arbor and 2 where settled down in a Japanese Maple right near the back door to the house. Only 1 of the 4 will voluntarily sleep in the goop now, They all go in there to lay eggs though. Any suggestions on how to get them to sleep in the coop again without having to round them up each night?