It is mid-day here in Oklahoma. We were sitting in our lawn chairs watching our flock of 21 and we suddenly realized they were ALL herded underneath one of their little tykes toys we put in their run to entertain them. We looked at each other and then looked up and I'm not kidding you - there were at least 6 huge hawks circling and coming in low. Needless to say, we went into bat-crazy mode and I grabbed up a lawn rake and started swinging it like a lunatic and my hub went to get the flock into the coop. The hawks left, and we have the flock safely into the coop. Our run is completely covered on the top with the soft plastic garden fencing that looks like chicken wire but isn't. If those hawks came after the chicks, they'd have to come through that first, but now we are not sure they couldn't. What in the world do you do to protect from hawks? We don't own a gun, but we're thinking about it. Besides, I think they're (hawks) protected. I'm still upset as I type this. They were coming in for the kill.