I lost my first chicken yesterday...I am pretty sure either a hawk got to her or one of my horses injured her and the other birds ate her. Either way I do have A LOT of predatory birds in my area. I have had chickens for a year with no issues but the more I read on here the more I think I have just been lucky. I want to continue allowing them to "free range". They have access to their coop, a couple trees and a horse barn for cover but spend a lot of time in the open. Would it be worth it to get a Rooster for protection from the hawks?? I am not real concerned with other predators with my large fence and livestock and dogs etc... Thanks!