We just moved to a new place and will be getting day old chicks in a few weeks. The previous owners left a barn cat they had for 12 years who is a huge hunter of mice rabbits and birds. He has not let us pet him yet and since we don't know him I'm concerned how to keep him from hurting our chickens. We also have a neighbors dog who comes thru the fences and is at r house 24/7. We don't mind her but she's still only a year old and am not sure how to train her to leave them alone, since I have no control over when she comes and goes. Lastly we just got an 8 week old puppy. So any suggestions on how to proceed and keep my baby chicks alive would be greatly appreciated.