We are trying to give our not-so-little-anymore ducks as big a home as possible, without letting them free range in our yard all the time (the duck poop on the door mat gets old quickly). We have an area around some trees where we want to put a low fence and then looked into hot-wiring it to keep them safe, as I know we have had raccoons in our yard. When my husband looked into it, it turns out there are all kind of grounding guidelines and such that don't seem to mesh very well with our suburban setting and having buildings too close to where the pen would be. So what other options do we have besides making a small, predator-proof pen to lock them in at night? Will geese deter raccoons? I would get one if it would!