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Run design and predators

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Currently I have my 11 chickens free ranging on about 2 1/2 acres. The yard is fenced in with electrical fencing to keep out fox/coyotes. Recently I lost my rooster to a hawk. I want to build a run for my girls to keep them safe from Hawks when I'm not home. How concerned do I have to be with securing the run from foxes given the electrical fencing around the perimeter of the yard?
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If there's a way in, a Fox or coyote will find it. No one can really say what's best for you. Predators always seem to be hit or miss. I personally like a fairly secure run so if I need it I have it.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Treat the run as if you DON'T have the electric fence there.  After all, you never know when the power will be out.  It is a good back up but don't depend on it.

How can I think outside of the box when they won't let me out?

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How can I think outside of the box when they won't let me out?

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