I am greatly considering a Great Pyrenees to protect our 3 acre chicken flock. We have a free roaming area and some of the chickens like to sleep in the trees. I was hoping a Great Pyrenees would be good in my sitiation. I just want a dog that sits around the yard and governs from any predators, owls are a problem at night and raccoons also. The neibors small beagle is a problem during the day and sometimes a stray hawk(not as much a problem as the others).