Last spring we bought four chicks and have had the best time owning them. We have a very small coop with a run, to date have had no problems with predators. We live in a residential area but have woods across the street and at the end of the street about.02 mile down the road. The neighbors across the street have mentioned raccoons and coyotes in the woods but we have never seen any on our side of the road. We have noticed hawks around but the chickens are pretty secure from overhead attacks. We recently extended the chickens' run to enclose a very large bush - they love it under there! It is secure enough to keep the chickens in but, admittedly, it is not secure enough to keep out a determined predator. It's only been a week but so far they have been fine and enjoying their new space. My question is: do predators habits change seasonally? Should we be more concerned about potential predators as spring and summer arrive?