I have two dogs and I want to have chickens soon so I want to know if chickens can be to scared to lay eggs if my dogs are around. I do not want that to happen because this is the reason I want some chickens in the first place. We also have a few chicken Hawks flying around. When we get chickens they will be in a 5 sided coop at all times but will that be enough? Are chickens smart enough to know that their coop will protect them? By the way, my dogs are pretty obedient and I am pretty confident that ones they find out it is wrong to go around the chickens they will not go around them. Will this help?