Hi All, New to the forum and I've been spending some time reading some interesting posts on all kinds of topics. My coop and run are almost done and I'm hoping to find chickens before the spring comes. I've been spending time reading about predators. Boy are they resourceful and relentless! I'm in the Northeast so I'll be seeing all the usual suspects-racoons, possums, snakes, weasels, skunks, coyotes, fox(saw one today), hawks, cats, and of course maybe even my own dog. Anyway I was in a hardware/ ag store yesterday and I saw some products that claim to repell all kinds of pests. Most of what I saw were garlic based. So my question is this....do these things work?. Do they cause the birds any problems? It sounds to good to be true so I'm guessing they probably don't work-or do they? Thanks in advance for your help.