Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it got out of its coop. Keeping them secure is just one of things we are considering in preparing for our first lot of chickens in 2017. As chickens are right at the bottom of the food chain – there is every predator known to man that wants to eat them. Still doing lots of research and love watching videos of Justin Rhodes from Abundant Permaculture to learn all the intricacies of raising chickens.