I really would love to free range my future chickens I'm receiving in the spring, but just don't think I will be able to. I live on almost 5 acres, we have no close neighbors and we aren't near a road. It would have been perfect, except we are on top of a mountain and our house is in a clearing surrounded by trees. There are always many hawks circling the open space around my house on a daily basis. I don't even think its wise to try because I feel like they wouldn't stand a chance for even for one day. I'm sad to say I don't think I should free range, as much as I wanted to, unless I want to lose all my chickens in a day.