I was sitting on my patio a few minutes ago and heard two owls hooting to one another in my side yard. Sounded beautiful...almost romantic. But now I'm worried that my new flock will be in danger. We are getting them next week (coop in progress). There are raccoon, possum, and other small wildlife here. LOTS of squirrel. We live on a small island and there are NO deer or bear here. I've only seen deer, bear and fox on the mainland and the bigger islands around us. We are not near enough to the water to be bothered by nutria, but we have osprey nesting nearby. Any other critters we should be keeping an eye out for? If we only keep our chickens in the run and we shut them inside the coop at night will they be safe? What about eventually letting them out of the run in the daytime?