Last year my flock of six was raised by something, probably a pack of dogs or coyotes. They got everyone of my girls plus my rooster. It was a sad scene, feathers everywhere and I found several body parts.... Horrible experience. I braved to buy four more this year, Golden Comets. I had revamped my coop and run, so far my chickens are four months old and we actually have an egg! I won't hesitate to shoot something by my coop.