Hi! What are the best deterrants for coons and hawks from your animals? I have some CX chickens in a small 2"X4" welded wire tractor. This is behind a 6' wood fence. The birds are NOT bright and stick their heads out to look for food even when my dogs are around, making them pretty vulnerable. I can't see them doing any different with any other animals. This morning I woke up to a bird at the edge of the tractor sans-head. There was a HUGE what I think was a rough-legged hawk standing next to the tractor chowing down. Whatever it was it was more than a foot tall with feathered, spotted legs and was not an owl or a buzzard. I sent my dog out to chase it off, but I picked the slower more obedient dog less prey-driven pooch for it and she didn't manage to catch it much to my dismay. She barely even gave chase. Next time I'm bringing out my murderous Husky. She's like lightning on the draw. However, that being said, the site of the kill seemed more remisicent of a coon to me? Also we've had baby rabbits disappear without a trace from locked cages near the ground outside. No fur, no blood, nothing. What would be the best back-yard deterrant for either predator? I'm not sure I'm allowed to set out traps, definitely not allowed to kill them. (It's "Wildlife" to these people. Mind you, there's about 10 dogs on the street that are 10lbs or less at risk....) I'd like to stop them at the 6' fence. I'll be making some changes to my tractor in any case. Tighter wire around the bottom especially!