Ok, so we live in the middle of the woods. Ever hear of "Little coop in the woods"? That's us. My 7 girls love free ranging when I am home (i'm not always out with them) and I love the fact that they eat less feed. Our biggest daytime preds would probably be fox, coyote, and also weasels, possibly. I was wondering if I set up a safe zone, if they would be smart enough to utilize it when a pred comes around? I have no illusions about the possibility of losing birds to preds with free ranging. I know it probably will happen at some point. My idea for a "safe zone" was to a). set up roosts that they could fly up to during an attack...are chickens even that smart??? OR b). set up a small electric wire fence that they could run back to (probably by their coop) when the monsters come out. Probably 2 low wires so they could duck through and get away??? Am I crazy??