I went out this morning to feed the goats and check on the chickens. There is a huge pine tree out back by the corner of the fenced chicken run. All of a sudden I hear this scratching from what I thought was a raccoon coming down the tree. So I run to get a huge branch and let one of my dogs out to run it off. As soon as I get to the back corner I notice that this animal isn't running so fast and its HUGE! When I finally realized it wasn't a raccoon and instead it was a bobcat. I called the dog off. It casually walked about 100 feet and then just turned and looked at me. I screamed and banged my stick. It didn't phase it at all. It scared me to death. I couldn't believe how big it looked. I'm sure most of it was fur, but holy cow. Now I feel like I can't protect my chickens from any kind of predator. We'll be hooking up the electric fence ASAP. I know that probably won't deter it much but I'm not sure what else we can do. Anyone else have any ideas how I can protect my chickies?