Hello everyone! I live in a very predator rich environment from coyotes, foxes, Hawks, owls, mink, raccoon and many more. I have a friend who told me that a coyote took 3 of her chickens in 15 minutes. On a separate occasion another was killed by a mink. This is my first year having chickens and I have a RIR rooster. I want to know how effective he will be in defending my hens. I know he will fight to th death but how effective would he be against a fox or owl? Could he win and save my hens as well as survive? Soon I will be going back to school and away from my chickens for almost all day and I want to know how helpful he will be.