I have had many troubles with predators. I have restarted my flock several times! I really want to be a responsible Chicken owner and love my birds but all my efforts lead to more questions. I have the rooster from my first flock of 6, lost some to a huge snake and possibly a coon. one flock found just dead in the pen. I have more bad luck than good but I now have 6 large fowl 3 EE, 1 sex link and 2 cochins 2 bantums a male ee and a femal cochin and 11 chicks. I have the chicks in a contained area that is maintained at 80+ degrees. it is still chilly here 50's should build them a seperate brooder box?? I have a large double run totally fenced in 50 x 20 6 feet tall. I just don't want to lose any more. any suggestions??