As I write my girls are free ranging without strict supervision for the first time in 1+ years. When we free range now I follow right behind them and herd them together to keep an eye on them. After losing a hen when the petsitter locked them up too late at night we have been paranoid about free ranging. Then we only had 3 and they free ranged all day every day and were fine. Is it safer to free range with a bigger flock? We have lots of hawks which is my only concern. What can we do to make free ranging safer? Thanks for the help!