I will admit that I did not believe that a hawk would attack a chicken that was as big as him but my view changed this afternoon. I was inside eating lunch when I heard a loud crash and a lot more comotion coming from the coop. My dog ran outside followed closely by myself to observe a hawk flying away from behind the coop. After a first quick check it looked as though I was missing one bird. I searched the woods right around us for a few minutes than went to double check the head count one more time. After the second court all hens were in the coop accounted for and Pepper(our rooster) was under under the coop raising cane. The hens were packed into the nesting boxes with that look of fear in their eyes. I proceeded to put all of them under the coop with Pepper and lock them in for the rest of the afternoon. Fortunately I have a camera from our security system focused on the coop so I was able to see the sequence of event. Pepper alerted on the hawk and the hens ran up into the coop. The hawk landed outside the run by the coop and Pepper charged the cage and hit it scaring of the hawk into the tree beside the coop. When my dog ran outside see picked up the hawk and chased it behind the coop where I saw it fly away. It appears that we got away without harm today. My run has no top on it because it is 30 x 30 but I will be adding some inside posts tomorrow morning and making a maze of fishing line above the run for some protection until the rest can be enclosed. I will try to post the video soon. I had been contemplating getting rid of Pepper because he can be aggressive at times but I have to say he earned a spot in the family today.