It's way too bad that chickens look like dinner to everything. Heck, people even use them to bait traps. I would love to free range my chickens, but there are too many animals around here looking for dinner or a toy. I used to live in a neighborhood where one of the neighbors had a free range flock, and when there were none left, they got another flock. They did this 4 times before they stopped. A year later I saw a run and a coop. I would love to free range mine. However, it would be like ringing the dinner bell.