Well when the dog fatally injured one of the Red Sisters I decided the days of free ranging were over. So I moved the coop over next to the kids cubby house and with a good supply of tomato stakes, chicken wire and a staple gun I managed to put a run around the coop. Its quite a sight but effective. We have no predators (I know the dog is a predator but he doesnt hunt. He is just a big boofhead and tries to tackle the girls). The girls are contained, the dog is free to roam, and I can grow my gardens again. Its a win win.