Still planning my flock of Delawares. I feel like they may be big enough to deter hawks and crows, and even eat mice. Except a bald eagle showed up. It's hard to be upset about that, but I guess the run has to be covered. I was thinking about a big LGD anyway. Anyway, I was reading about orchards and voles, which are darn close to mice. Since I am allergic to cats, a dog might help. Something small enough to be wary of big chickens, yet determined to get the rodents without hunting lessons from me. Maybe a jackapoo, which is jack russel and poodle, if I could find one that will hunt some. A dachsund from a working line? Active enough to love squirmy mice, but small enough that a big chicken is a lot to face. Or can I just let the chickens after the voles? Do big chickens help control rodents, or just eat the occasional?