Okey doke well, before getting chicks and what not, I'd like to make sure they wont get eaten. Since I live in Florida hawks like Ospreys, redtailed and kites and various other hawks and falcons are here. Also, there are raccoons around all the time here as well as opposums. It doesn't help that I live right next to the green way, a nature reserve. As far as I know, there are also bobcats living in there. So since I cannot build a large run or things of that sorts without neighbors whinning, I will just set up small little netted areas each day for the hens. I am not sure how I will go about protecting them though. If I kept my very noisy schnauzer with the hens would that deter hawks(my main fear)? Coons and oppossums I think I can handle since they don't come out during the day. If I stayed out there with them would that deter hawks?