I am in the process of having a coop built and acquiring my first chickens (3 hens). My backyard is fenced, but woody, and there are hawks around here. I'd like to let the chickens free range for at least a few hours a day...but am worried about a hawk swooping down and killing them. Do I need to worry about a hawk attack if my children are in the backyard while the chickens roam around? Are hawks that bold??! I don't want to put my new chickens in any danger if I can help it, plus I think it would really upset my kids if they were to witness one of their new pets being attacked.