I have been raising chickens my whole life (of exactly 13 years), and last time we had chickens something got in the barn and killed all but nine of my brother's thirty chickens, one being mine. Me and my dad are going to pour concrete in the barn and fix everything so that the predator can't get in. I have seven chicks now and love them to bits, I would like to know any ways to keep out digging predators, flying predators, sneaky ones, etc. Me and my dad are going to put wire around the eaves, everything. I will do anything I can to stop things from getting in. I raised these babies from day olds. If they die I'm going to be broken-hearted. I do have gun protecting, I will shoot anything I can legally shoot that's trying to get in. Any ideas you have or experience you have and any proven things that will keep predators out is welcome. These guys are my babies, thanks, Lillian.