I have a fully enclosed run and coop with hardware cloth and now also an electric fence around it. I bought enough of the electric fence to make a larger enclosure eventually in which the chickens could explore more than just the 20x32 ft run. I have 14 chickens, the run is bare. So I can make a narrow 15x60 feet swath behind the run but I'm concerned about hawks. We live in a fully wooded area and I see redtails and other hawks and owls frequently. So what is the best way to keep these flying predators out? The tentative plan I have is to build a hoop frame or other low but light enclosure inside the electric fence and cover that with bird netting. This way I would also prevent the chickens being zapped by the electric fence. I don't want to build another fort knox. If I would not enclose the sides of this and just put netting on top close to the electric fence what is the chance that hawks would get into it? How do hawks hunt? Do they have to be able to do a flying attack or can they work their way in and then attack? I want to find the easiest way to do this without spending another fortune. Your advice as always appreciated.