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Do predators increase in colder to deep freeze temperatures?

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So it's 5 months into first flock. I have 15 hens.4 Different breeds, Do I have to worry about an increase in predator attention and aggression? So far so good, but, if you will allow' 'count my eggs before they are laid '!
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Predators  are very likely to increase in spring, when new babies are born and need to be fed.  Fall and definitely winter when  snow and bad weather can cause lack of normal prey animals.   When starving, predators will take the easiest snacks  - birds free ranging, birds in poorly protected coops and runs, etc.   Raptors  passing through on migratory runs will swoop  down in numbers to satisfy their hunger.  Of course they will also snag  out door cats,  small dogs, rabbits from their  hutches, etc.

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Have covered run. Coop appears secure. Guess I'll have to wait and see. Thanks for response.
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