Yesterday morning hubby was sitting up at the computer and heard the chickens making a commotion. He looked out the window and saw a coyote at the fence. He bounded down the stairs in about 3 steps, put our Rottie on a leash and they chased it away. Unfortantly we lost one of our 12 hens. We have the hens behind a net fence but have never had a problem before so have not electrified it. The coyote did not even get inside the fence the chicken we lost appeared to have flown out of the fenced area (never do normally so she must have started.) Last night we heard them much closer to the house then normal and our dog was sniffing right around our foundation and seemed upset this morning. So I guess we have been found. We are buying a charger for our fence today and it will be powered before the chickens are allowed out again. Hubby wants to use step in posts around the outside of our pen with an electric wire and stick a hotdog to it! I am afraid that the fence may not work, even electrified, if the chickens decide to fly over it!