Hello all My girls are a little over 8 weeks old. They have been in their coop & run for about 3 weeks and are so happy when that chicken door comes open in the morning! But of course I know they would be happier outside of the run to roam around wherever they please. We have not let them OUT-outside since we live in an area where there are predators (I guess who doesn't though right..) I was wondering if anyone thought it would be a bad idea to let them out into the big bad world Or are they as good-to-go as they will ever be? I have seen hawks, owls, and a mink in the area, and there is probably worse. Our area is very woodsy and not very people-y. Thank you for any advice! Nicole PS will a mink attack chickens? I know they prefer frogs and fish but if he's hungry will he try to get at them? I believe he lives on the brook that is about 6 yards from the coop as I have seen him bouncing up and down it in that area a few times.