I'm new at raising chickens and I'm on here because I'm worried about every single little thing. I've been searching from sneezing to types of poop. Now I'm here to talk about coops because I don't want my babies to die! My mother has actually raised animals like chickens, ducks, and rabbits when she was younger. But I'm really serious about protecting my chickens. I'm not using them as meat and my mom just wants their eggs. I've lost a cat to coyotes when I was a kid and I'm not going to lose my chickens to barn owls, hawks, coyotes, rats, snakes, etc. My chickens are still babies and they have their natural instincts with predator stuff. I screamed today because I stubbed my toe and I found them all trying to hide in a corner in the box. I didn't mean to scare them.