OK, I've got hawks, coons, possum, and cats. Nothing has bothered my birds -- even the bantams. In summer we did have a coon rip a head off through the cage of one of my meaties, but no problem since. we did trap 4 coons. Don't be hard on me, my preference is not to have my bantams loose but at the moment I have a family emergency which has stopped my building plans for the birds for awhile. Last night took the cake. I went to the barn and there sitting up and eating chicken feed WITH the chickens AND the cats was a good size possum. It turned around and looked at me as if to say "hi" but it was not scared. Have I just been lucky? I'm sure that's the case but it is giving me a false sense of security. I will continue with predator-proofing as I build, but I find this all peculiar. Any thoughts?