I have owls come in every night and even land on my skimpy pens stirring up my birds. The owls (Great-horned and Barred coming in on different nights) are not going after chickens at all. They are going after the voles and mice that are everywhere even in broad daylight. It is like a plague. When the last snow came down the rodents keep some areas snow free from all the traffic. Chickens are eating some but do not appear to put a dent in them. Among natural predators, only the owls can come in to get rodents as they can make a catch and get out before dogs ruin their hunt.