We are moving all of our birds back to our farm and are looking for a livestock guard (in addition to all the normal caging precautions). Does anyone have experience with Llamas? That may very well be what we go with just to give our flock a little additional protection as I see them for free or next to nothing all the time. I have read some of the other old posts and Llamas seem like the best option for us based on what is available and affordable here. If we go this route, should we get one or two? males or females? intact or not? Any input would be appreciated. The barn where we are going to put the majority of the birds has a large corral on one side. The barn is accessed through large double doors from the corral (we are running hot wire all around the corral to allow the birds out during the day). The other end of the barn has another set of double doors that opens on to a pasture of about four acres that is done in barbed wire, although we are very likely going to build another corral on that side too. The llama could have access to one or both sides. There are a number of predators in the area, even up to and including black bears and cougars. The funny thing is though, we have seen less predation problems there than at our house in town! We still want to be very protected though, so will be keeping all our birds in the same completely closed cages we have done for years with great success (setting the cages/runs inside the corral and barn). The only area not completely covered would be the corral that we may allow some access to during the day and it will have several strands of hot wire. I haven't lost a single bird to predators in literally years and don't want to start now! Any advice on the llama(s)? TIA!