Hi all - have a question. I've noticed from reading posts that many of you have lost chickens to predators - some during the night - some during the day. My question is: If a predator gets in the chicken coop, let's say at night, do the chickens make a lot of noise, try to escape, alert you that something is going on? Or, do you just find them massacred the next day? My coop is near my bedroom window and their guard dog sleeps out there as well. But, I keep getting up during the night thinking I'm hearing something and turning on spotlight to look out window. Wondering if I would really hear anything at all, or if the dog would, if something did get in coop. My run is open at top (I know, I know) and I leave the chicken's door to the coop open at night so they can let themselves out in the morning. (I'm not a morning person). My theory was that if something got in, most of them could escape and not be trapped in with predator. However, after visiting the coop/run while they were sleeping I was able to easily pick up and move them without anyone making so much as a peep. Yet during the day, they screech and yell and run and fly if so much as a shadow scares them. Today I was sitting out with all of them, with Ruth on my lap as always when I saw her staring off into the woods as if seeing a ghost (or cat) and she started a sort of high-pitched screech. Then all the others froze where they were and started making the same sound. I couldn't see what she was looking at and I kept looking around for a cat or dog - and suddingly saw a hawk fly over. After it passed, they all went back to scratching and pecking and doing normal chicken stuff. Anyway, whole thing got me to thinking whether they can warn us or each other if something gets in coop while they are asleep.