I am at a very difficult situation. I have some chickens that like to nest in the pine tree above the coop. Owls love these chickens and it usually takes about a minute for an owl to get a chicken. Is there anything I can do to stop this Owl? These chickens freerange during the day and sleep in the tree during the night, they have a wild instinct in them so much so that we cant even grab them and we cant catch the chickens. I was considering greatly an Australian shepherd, we have to deal with coyotes, foxes and racoons too, plus the neibors small beagle. There has to be someway to stop owls because we dont want to get rid of our chickens, they are a mix of a few different breeds and have formed their own "breed" after so many years of breeding with each other. I hope an Aussie will help or something else?