This above picture is taken from my doorstep, looking out at my coop The above is my Aussie just outside the chicken pen The above is to the left of the coop. Just past the tree line is a 10 foot drop to the creek and then straight uphill of all woods. This shows how close the creek and woods is to the chicken coop. Nothing has gotten into the fence. I credit the dogs for that. We've seen coyotes just on the other side of the creek and foxes all over. My city hubby chased a raccoon back across the road to the other side and told me he wouldn't come back. I'm now in charge of the gun. My point of these pics is to show how easy it would be for predators and I'm afraid to say this, but we haven't had any. Only the hawk that the hen turkey beat up.