I've been having hawk problems this year, likely because of the drought that has affected the Midwest. I just wanted to remind all the new folks out there who may not realize yet the risk that their birds are in EVEN IN TOWN. Hawks and raccoons are as much of a problem, if not more, in town. I lost another hen yesterday, to make a loss total of 6 in the last 3 weeks. I can't let my birds out today, because NOTHING short of 4 solid walls and a roof is protecting them right now. Please be diligent, regardless of DIRECT EXPERIENCE. Please know that the risk is there, and protect your flocks- so you don't have to experience the loss to believe the threat. RIP Bluebell, Poof, et al.