My wife and I are having a semi-disagreement, and I wanted to see what people here would do in this situation. We have two Great Pyrenees guarding our flock of chickens. The dogs have been wonderful at protection; we haven't lost a chicken to predation (except me at dinnertime!) since we got them. They sleep right outside the coop door most nights, and as far as I know, keep all the night-time critters away. They do an excellent job, but they're still technically puppies at 8 months old. I'm very fastidious about making sure the coop is closed and locked every night when the chickens go in, to the point of being kind of picky about it. On the rare occasions that we're out as it's getting dark, I get more and more spazzy about getting home to make sure the coop is shut up for the night. This is where our disagreement is. My wife thinks with the dogs it would be safe to leave the coop open every night. I don't think it would necessarily be unsafe, but I feel like it's tempting fate. If you have (or have had) LGDs protecting your chickens, do you still lock them up tight at night?