I have 6 of 10weeks old SS and they are free range since 7weeks old. We have hawks around so I wasn't sure to do free range but I thought I have enough hiding spots. We have one tall oak tree, raspberry bushes, pine tree with rose bushes, 2-holy berry trees, kid's toy play houses and above ground pool has deck all around. Their coop is always open during the day time if they want to go back. About 1/4arcer of back yard is fenced in for chickens. And I only do free range when I'm home. (I'm almost always home because I got small kids) Yesterday I saw hawk sitting on the tall pine tree in the back. (Not in my yard, lot next to my backyard) I posted on my facebook said "I got hawk, go away" then I got comment said "I can't believe you do free range with hawks around" I said "they have hiding spots and I have to trust their instincts to survive". She said I'm nuts, trusting my own chicken to survive... Am I crazy??? I should stop free range and lock them in to run???