I've heard a lot about nighttime preditors, but that's not an issue for my hens. I am wondering what kinds of daytime preditors would I have to watch out for? I've seen what look like hawks or even eagles up in the sky on occasion, and I saw a couple of raccoons a while back crossing my yard. I did find a 6-foot black racer snake in my garden. I live in the suburbs of northern Virginia area, and although there is a "common" area in my neighborhood, it's more of a park than a woods. But the other predators I'm reading about (coyotes, bobcats) I don't have to deal with, and others like raccoons tend to only come out at night...right?! I'm just wondering how secure hardware cloth is against whatever is out there.