I don't see a separate chat for Chickens. So - I will ask.... I just came back from putting my 3 chickens and a duck in the chicken tractor. I had let them out to free roam for a while. Maybe 3 hours they were out there. I found large - I repeat LARGE birds flying overhead. They had red on their beaks or close to their beaks. They were low in the trees. I found my birds nestled down low in leaves under a bush and had to coach them out. I assume they were chicken hawks flying overhead. Would these big birds have actually carried off my chickens? They aren't laying yet and somewhere between 2-3 months old. Maybe a little older. Does this mean I can't let them out??? How do you free-range chickens with flying predators??? My birds were certainly aware of their presence. Duck kept looking up before taking steps out into the open.