I am terrified to do it. We have chicken hawks and I am scared to lose one that way. Also we do have a dog. She stays out back on her chain..I would be afraid they would get too close..they do have a nice coop that they have been kept in since they were babies, and they always put themselves to bed by dark, so I know they would go in when it's time and they can be shut in for night time like they are now..I am just sooo scared...We have neighbors down the road that thier chickens are out all the time..so why am I so afraid? lol...what do you all think?