So I had the girls free ranging all day yesterday while I was at work. Have had the original flock for two years now and never had a predator problem, even though we are in the country in the foothills. Got home from work and went to check on "the girls" all was fine. I went out to check on the garden, and while out there the ferral cat that has adopted us was out there so I sat down on a rock to scratch her ears. All was fine for about 10 minutes when I heard the girls make a rukus, and all of a sudden a large redtail hawk landed in the tree in the yard and was eyeing the flock. The girls had all scattered in different directions, I stood up and the hawk saw me and flew off. I went into the yard that they free range in, and they all came running to me, even the new batam roo who spars with me ever chance he gets. I got them all into the hen house with the covered run, much to their chargrin and protest's. I guess the girls will be locked up for awhile now.