Hi All! I am new to this forum, possibly this topic has been discussed...I believe I know the answer, but hoping that someone has some first hand experience that could tell me otherwise... I have been dreaming for years to start a small flock at my home in Lake Tahoe. My yard is unfenced, and backs up to hundreds of acres of forest. I often see bears and coyotes strolling around my neighborhood. I also have two dogs (one being 20 lbs) whom we dont typically use leashes with because they are (somewhat)well trained. They are rarely left alone outside, but are free to roam while we are out there. My concern in starting this is the possibility of drawing more predators to my yard, and putting my dogs, as well as chickens, in danger. I am assuming that the answer is Yes, it will draw more predators, and No, I shouldn't do this because it would put my dogs in danger... Does anyone have any imput?!?! Many Thanks!!!