So our 6-7 week olds will be moving to the new coop this week, and DH is dead set against a run, he wants them to free range and avoid an ugly giant wire box as he called it. I am concerned that we will lose them to predators. They will be brought in at night, but free during the day. I figure during the day my biggest predator is hawks, but DH says they have a 6 foot wingspan which doesn't give them a whole lot of room to drop down. But I would say our backyard is probably 40x20, that seems plenty big enough for a hawk. We are in the country, backing up to my inlaws 110 acre ranch, but we have our back yard fenced off from the rest of the ranch. Most of our predators are only a worry at night when they will be locked up. Will free ranging them be condeming them to death?