Hey guys, This is my first post as I am new to keeping hens and already having predator problems. I've had my 3 hens, one cockerel for only 6 weeks and decided to free range them as the coop is small, and we live next to some nice woodland with no traffic nor neighbours. Chicken paradise, or so I thought. So every morning I let them out and watch them with joy as they do their own thing and scratch around, doing what chickens do. I thought I was doing a good thing letting the chickens go anywhere without boundaries. One hen was missing the other day after the headcount at night so I looked the next day and found it dead next to the woods, looking like the victim of a bird attack. The next day there were two buzzards hanging around which confirmed my verdict. Now I am not sure what to do as I am pretty sure they will attack again. The coop is much too small to keep them in all the time and building a small run, although an option, was not my idea of keeping chickens. On the other hand, It's also not too clever either losing one every few weeks. What would you suggest from experience? Will I have to keep them in and build a run? Are there methods for keeping birds of prey away? Thanks for any suggestions.