I have had backyard chickens for about 7 months and have lots to learn. I had been letting my chickens free range during the day and I put them safely in the coop and run at night. However, we had our first hawk attack a couple of days ago. The hawk attacked my coachin but apparently misjudged and got her tail feathers only. There were feathers all over the ground and her tail feathers were cut jaggedly. We were really lucky, I guess. Anyway, that was a big wake up call for me. I love my chickens and don't want them killed by hawks! The chickens have been staying in their run ever since. They are not very happy about it and want to roam around the yard like they are accustomed to. I want to build some kind of movable covered paddock so they can semi-free range but still be protected from hawks. What do you all think? Will this work? Do any of you have similar set ups? Any advice would be appreciated!