Hi everyone! I have a few questions about my coop. It's 8x6x7 with grass/dirt floor. I have 5 girls in there now and don't really plan on getting more for some time. Anyhow. I live in a very busy predator area. We have hawks, owls, opossums and many raccoons. I don't have the materials at hand right now to build a separate run for during the day. Can I just leave them in the coop? Is it ok for them to peck on the ground where they poop? Everyone has there own opinion, and so i am very conflicted on what is humane for them. I'm not opposed to the deep litter method, and they can free range at night time when i know the hawks are not around. They do have several perches to rest on but for some reason haven't gotten the flying thing down yet. Thanks everyone !! **Edited to add** I meant free range at night after my kids go to sleep (6pm'ish) with me present for a short period of time, Sorry for the confusion and THANKS for all the great advice.