After losing 5 chickens during the day (i.e. throats ripped out only), the county trapper came out and suggested a cat or, more likely, a weasel or a mink. We realized that we built our coop and 8 foot 2x2" mesh enclosure right near a creek, a perfect highway for these creatures! My question: I've read lots of postings about wire cloth (which can be pricey) but has anyone used an electric fence? I say "fence" but it's really a wire and the trapper claims it works great in repelling racoons.