Hello fellow BYC'ers I have 4 chickens. 2 silkies, 1 silkie cross, and a Silver duckwing OEGB bantam. Recently, I've been letting them free-range in our backyard. We live in a suburb and there are houses all around us (But we have a lot of backyard). Many of our neighbors have sighted a red fox run around in our neighborhood. We too have seen it. It has killed several of our rabbits when they got loose from their cage. One time a while ago, we saw it peering into our rabbit cage early in the morning.This fox has even been seen in the light of day. When I write this, it makes it sound like it runs around every day, but it doesn't. We don't see it often, and haven't seen it i over 3 months. I was just wondering, is it safe for my chickens to free-range in our backyard? I don't know if I'm being paranoid or if it's actually a threat. Knowing me, I'm probably just paranoid. Here's my silly birds.