So soon I'm putting up a 5 ft tall chain-link fence for all of my chickens to free range in. Its going on an acre of land. Its going to be open on the top since there's so much area...could some goats, sheep or any smaller farm animal that's not a dog or a something big like a llama protect them from hawks or aerial predators? I live in the desert so there aren't many trees to protect them from hawks...I can get goats or sheep for sure, if that would keep my flock from any losses. Edit: I can get 3 white leghorn roosters from the animal shelter right now, if that is going to help... I have a big flock though, 1 RIR rooster, 4 RIR hens. 1 Rosecomb bantam Rooster, 1 rosecomb bantam Hen. 1 White Leghorn Rooster, 2 White Leghorn Hens, 1 barred rock,2 Barred Rock Hens, 1 Buff Orpington Hen, 3 Polish hens and 6 straitrun babies (listed breeds of all chickens in my signature). So are there enough roosters to keep them all safe? I'm also into the idea of llama but I can't really get something like that...I could get some goats though....could those help, they can be big or small I am surrounded by goat breeders. Edit Edit: Someone had the idea with the Guinea Fowl...I used to have three of them but I got rid of them...I could happily get some more of them if they would HELP keep the flock safe. How many would be appropriate for my flock?