We seem to be losing chickens to eagles - it's been an ongoing issue for most of this year, but we've only just realised it's actually the eagles taking them. They've basically taken our entire flock one by one. Our hens have been completely free range up until now - they sleep in a coop at night, but the rest of the time they're free to roam 2 acres. I really like letting the hens free range, but obviously it's not working out for us as we're down to a single, solitary chicken. So I'm looking for ideas... Does anyone have systems they use that work to protect chooks from eagles? I'm wondering whether tractor might be our only option, but we've had 20-30 chickens in the past (and we'd be really happy to have up to 50), so tractors would be a very expensive and labour intensive option for that number of hens (assuming we'd need at least 5 very large tractors at a cost of $2000 each, and they'd all have to be moved). Options as I see them are to just have a small flock in a tractor (maybe with a dog pen or the like next to it for more space), and try to plant a lot of trees so that in the longer term we can hopefully let the chooks free range again with more shelter and protection (the property is an old horse place and has virtually no trees at all). Alternatively, perhaps we could have a small paddock divided into sections with a coop in the centre and try to mesh over the top of all of them. I imagine that'd be very expensive too. Does anyone have any other ideas? I'd be hugely grateful!