Well I started taking care of chickens last year. They free range and are super happy chickens. Unfortunately, today we lost our first chicken (her name was Bow) to some sort of predator. We don't know what took her!! I'm very sad to say the least! I needed some ideas for an affordable way to keep land predators at bay while still allowing my girls to scratch and be happy. I found a great suggestion in one of the threads. Love having chickens!