I leave my 1 1/2 month old copper maran chicks (group of three) out everyday in my backyard. I was walking home from school and realized I had locked myself out of the house. So I go around back and THOUGHT I saw one of the big chickens out of the run. I drop my backpack and go over to see what it was... and there was a hawk (and I say hawk VERY loosely) with my little nugget!!!!!!!!!!!! The hawk tried carrying him away, but the hawk was too small to even try to. So I got Nugget and through him away... He was my favorite of the three. He was always the one to follow me around in the backyard. I took the other chicks and put them up in their coop. I have learned that even though I feel that my chicks would be safe in the city, that there are predators everywhere. I am going to build a chicken tractor for them so that they can still be out while I am not at home. Loved him since the moment he was born.