I am living downtown and I don't have any neighbors but we do have 10,000 cars pass by every day and 200-300 customers in and out the storage facility every day all day long and through the night. It is illegal to store guns and ammo in a storage bin so if you walk down the isles with a long gun in your hand you will get noticed. Have you ever witnessed an ATF sting. It is quite the show.
Justin the dog did alert us that there was something in the coop. I gave her thanks and she was happy for that. The dogs (pl) don't miss much.
I give up. You keep throwing in new information that changes the solution / answer to your original question....."Except for the way my wife did it is there a way of removing a skunk from a chicken coop with out getting peppered three times?"