I'm not really sure what it is, but there is something trying to get into the coop. I haven't bothered closing the coop door at night all summer, figuring that the extra air flow would help keep the coop cooler, but starting last night, my girls get locked up tight. Yesterday morning, as I went out to feed my girls and do the morning water change, I noticed something really strange. There was a pile of freshly dug dirt at the base of the run.
This doesn't particularly cause me a LOT of concern, as I covered the bottom of the run with hardware cloth, then added a layer of gravel, to keep anything from digging under and in. However, a closer look at the run revealed some missing wire on the hardware cloth.
Anyways, as I mentioned, from now on the girls are getting locked up in the coop at night and I will continue to check things out whenever I see the light come on. Has anyone else had these signs and know what is trying to get into my coop?