It's spring. They're back. Stupid effin' raccoons.
The one night I was late closing coops, the ONE NIGHT, they made off with two chickens. There was nothing but a pile of feathers outside the coop.
Now, this is what greeted me this morning:
Where they tried to bust through the coop window.
My hand for scale. I'm actually surprised that it wasn't a bloodbath out there this morning. After they got bored with the chicken wire they tried to dig UNDER the small coop.
So I went out there today with a roll of 1/4 inch hardware cloth and staple gun and covered both of the windows.
I found these right above my head while I was busy stapling and hammering:
So now there's that to deal with.