It has become obvious that we have an eagle hunting around here. Our flock of 8 8-month-old standard pullets has been reduced to to 5 in the last 10 days. We have been free ranging them, but I don't relish the idea of having no chickens in a month. We have a movable ark, but while they've managed just fine in it for a weekend when we were out of town, it's too small a space for all the time. So, we've come up with two options: 1. Build a covered run to attach to the coop, and move it all every few days. My concern here is that after being allowed to free range, the ladies wouldn't be happy with this arrangement. 2. Acquire a rooster for hawk alerts. My concern here is what to do with the inevitable baby chicks. We'd keep a few girls and could sell or give away the rest, but the boys would be harder to unload, and I don't think either of us could bring ourselves to kill a chicken. What do you seasoned veterans suggest?