We have a hawk stalking our chickens. I know that if you are caught shooting it you can lose your house. As my DH says, and I sadly agree, we are not going to lose our house for a $10 chicken. I know it has to eat too but I still don't want it to be lunching on my chickens. I heard that if you have a goat in with your flock the hawks will leave the chickens alone. My DH surprised me yesterday with a goat! (I know ladies, he is SO romantic.) My question is, what now? Is this true, that a goat will protect the chickens from hawks? Can it sleep with the chickens? What do I need to be careful of? Is this a bad setup? What is your experience with goats and chickens mixed together?