We live on 10 acres and I've caught coyotes racoon and opossum on a trail cam. This was way back at the edge of our property and they've never come up closer as far as I can tell. We also have hawks.
Now I wonder should I get a rooster or not... a lot of people say they're more trouble than they're worth but I know they will protect their flock even with their own life.
If I should would it be okay to do it now? They're still adjusting to the new land and they did some picking on one hen earlier in the week when I had them locked up for a few days.
I just don't want to stress them out even more by bringing in a rooster