I live in central North East Phoenix and have always free ranged all my chickens 100% of the time and have Never lost any to hawks. The only thing I lost to a predator was a baby duck that my neighbors cat brought home to her. She freaked out and put it in her microwave and came back later and found the baby alive and called me. Glad to say the baby was fine and unhurt . I think the kitty was looking for a playmate!!! LOL Never had that problem again!! Free range rules, but it can be a challenge to find all of your eggs!!! Also I run muscovy ducks and geese with them and no hawk wants to tangle with adults of either of those!!!
Edited by Puffycheeks - 5/8/12 at 10:49pm