SO, we lost our first chickens the other day. Unfortunately, it was the two that we were most attached to, very sad. A fox took them at about 7pm. At the moment we are just keeping them in the coop (don't worry it's a significant size) unless they are supervised. I've got a small area (10x5, which is smaller than their indoor space) of chain link fence that I need to line with hardware cloth to fox proof it, but I had originally wanted them to free range and this experience has left me gun shy to let them back out again. I'm sure the fox will be back. That being said, the chickens were so happy free ranging. There are huge, beautiful, bushes right near the coop that they love foraging under and it's so shady and lovely. After looking at different solutions it seems that an electric fence might be a middle of the road solution that will still allow the chickens to get to their bushes, but will offer them some protection from the fox. What I'm wondering is, is Premier1 really the only choice as far as brands go? I haven't seen much else available.