We're getting some ducks next week, and while I have a covered pen for them and will lock them up in a secure house at night, I'm still worried about predators (daytime ones mostly). Our neighbor lost some free range chickens to foxes during the day recently. Hopefully in the next couple of months we will FINALLY get our invisible fence installed and our dog will have the run of the property, which will hopefully mean he'll mark the boundaries and warn off some predators. For now, though, he's in a fenced back yard and can't get to the coop to leave his scent. SO -- I was wondering if I should pooper-scoop some of his more recent offerings and place them strategically around the coop (in a couple of out-of-the-way spots or maybe even under the coop where no one can step in it ). I might also put him on a leash and walk him over there a few times to see if he will mark around it as well. Is this a dumb idea?