I realize that the Cooper's hawk was called "chicken hawk" forever. However, I am told that they really do not go after chickens just due to size. Does anyone have any experience with the Cooper's hawk nabbing their chickens ? I live in a sparsely wooded old growth forest area, so, red tails and eagles are not likely to hunt here, though they are around. However, Cooper's hawks are regular visitors, taking song birds and ground squirrels. I have seen them watching our squirrels, but have never seen them make a run on a grey or red squirrel. My run will be roofed, so, only worried about when chickens are out on the property, which likely means we are out with them. Just interested if there is any evidence that Coopers will predate on full size layers. Thanks, j.