I am constantly seeing threads of people posting about predators killing their chickens. After reading these threads most have not secured their coops well enough and have invited the predators in to a chicken buffet. This especially important at night as most predators are out hunting during dark hours. Chickens in a coop that is not secure against these predators are easy prey. Chickens cannot see much or at all at night, they are not equipped to defend themselves against anything. Chickens are the bottom of the food chain. So as such we as the flock master need to build coops that are secure. Which includes using hardware cloth not chicken wire, closing up pop doors and all other doors to give our chickens a secure place to sleep. Please if you value your chickens at all keep them safe from the very beginning. Once something gets one of your chickens...it WILL be back!