After successfully transporting our hens from Oregon to our new home in wNC, we've encountered a new kind of predator problem. After hearing what sounded like chihuahuas fighting in the woods behind our house around midnight, I shone my flashlight off into the trees, and saw well over a dozen pairs on raccoon eyes glowing back at me, about 50 feet from our new coop. Every morning I chase away a few neighborhood cats, and our neighbor has warned me of the hawks and occasional fox that comes along. Their coop is well secured at night but they free range during the day and I'd hate to loose a girl so soon after relocating, so we've been looking into expanding our mini-farm with larger fauna that would keep them secure. We can't have roos in our area, so we've been looking into a rescue pot belly pig or goat before a dog. I'm also familiar with using llamas as guards, but not open to the expense. We have an acre of fenced pastured land to play with, any thoughts?