Hawks have killed all of my chickens and only left with my rooster. They free ranged and we only closed them up at night in their coop. I just purchased 20 pullets and will be building a new coop for them. I HATE to cage them. So I was thinking of building a 12x20 run area and a 8x10 coop with at least 25 feet of roosting space. I love my animals and to keep them caged bothers me. But becoming hawk poo is worse I guess. If I were to keep them caged would this work - or does anyone have any ideas to keep the hawks away. Your help will be greatly appreciated by me and my girls. THANKS!