Are there other animals, especially predators that you have to contend with? At my house, I hear coyotes nightly, but have never seen them come in close to the house. When my daughter was little, she was sure there were "packs of wolves" outside waiting to jump on her. The "predators" that cause me more problems are raccoons. Both rabbits and chickens have to be closed up tight or raccoons will catch and devour them.
On that note, enjoy the summer but listen for rattles!