So unfortunately, we lost another 3 girls this week. I believe we lost it to a Hawk this time, so up went the overhead aviary netting, which was not easy to do! Got caught in several times and no directional tabs on netting that is 50' x 100'. We have a single strand electrical wire going around just below the last rail of our 5 rail fence with the metal fencing attached. I am not sure the one strand is going to do the trick for these critters. We are backed up to a large creek and open fields, so we are always going to have predators coming over the bank to our coop. This is going to be our life and the Raccoon that hubby trapped last night will not be the last one. Yes, I am very unhappy with the Raccoons killing my chickens, but being the animal lover that I am, it makes me even more miserable knowing that we have trapped the second one this week. Not even sure it is a Raccoon every time, I know the Foxes and Weasels and now a Hawk have all joined in. The netting should keep the Hawk out and hopefully make it more difficult for the land predators to climb over. Thoughts on the one strand of electric wire? I really think we need more! I would rather give them a good shock to keep them away. My heart cannot take the trapping and shooting! After all, they are doing what nature does.