I have four chickens - 2 GLWs, a white silkie and a blue silkie rooster. I keep them confined all the time in their run for safety reasons. We regularly see foxes on our property and my husband used to raise bobwhite quail...the little Houdinis escaped all the time so hawks have come to recognize our property as a buffet. We have a large backyard and I would love to let my chickens roam around to forage, but I am afraid 1) of predators, 2) that they will wander off, and 3) that I won't be able to get them back into the safety of their pen when I want them in. Any advice?