I finally became exhausted and went to bed. I kept hearing something and could not sleep. Finally, I got up because the racket came nearer my bedroom. The raccoons were between the floors and one had eaten through my bedroom ceiling. I shone a flashlight at the hole and Mama Raccoon was hissing and growling at me. I chased it by screaming and fled the bedroom, afraid he would come down and hurt me.
I went back to the den and there were three holes in the ceiling! One was looking down at me growling. I am just terrified. The raccoon wants my hens so much it is willing to tear my house down.
Animal Control is on the way if they can find a live trap. I have one live trap, but this calls for stronger measurers. I am going to poison them even if they die between floors.
Does anyone have any ideas? Have you had raccoons eat your hens or try to get into your house?