We have not finished our secure run yet so I have been letting the chickens out of the coop only while I am right there with them. The weather seemed ok, and then all of a sudden a strong wind came up. Just as it got windy I heard a hawk, then 2 hawks, They were soaring right above us! I was panicked, trying to get all 13 of the chicks back into the coop. Then it started pouring down rain! All the chicks except one ran for the coop. I looked all over for the missing chick, nowhere to be seen. There I was in the pouring rain with my 2 chicken friendly dogs searching for my little white crested polish baby. Finally she came out from hiding! We have 6 goats that hang out with the chickens when I have them out of their coop. I thought the goats might help keep predators away. Any thoughts on this? The hawks did not swoop down, just soared above us. Will a hawk or owl attack when I am right there? Also, I thought owls only attacked at night? A few days ago I was out with my chicks and heard an owl! It was about 2 in the afternoon! I have heard them at night many times, but never in the day. We have predators all around us, coyotes, hawks, owls, neighbor dogs, raccoons. Not sure about weasels? Is there any way we are going to make our run safe enough? I think our coop is good, with a solid floor, metal flashing all around the bottom to close all gaps, half inch hardware cloth covering the air vents. I know, I am a worried chicken mamma! Has anybody that has kept chickens for awhile not lost any chickens to predators? Is it just inevitable?