Yes, it is! Mine only get to free range for about an hour or 2 each day, and only if either myself or dad is outside working. After the debacle with the neighbor's dog, I'm keeping a tight leash on my girls. Especially since I have recently learned the same dog was seen with a chicken in her mouth the other day. The chicken belonged to a neighbor down the road, who is apparently related to the dog's owner. All I can say is, if I EVER catch that dog in the act of killing one of MY chickens, she'll be a dead dog.