Hey There, I was in the yard with my small flock and I heard one hen screaching. A hawk had come down and was trying to carry her off. I yelled and scared the hawk off. The hen had a cut in her breast and some bleeding but not much -it was a small puncture, I guess. I put blu-cote on it. She recovered immediately and went back to pecking at the others to let her know her standing had not fallen. Amazing. She ate, drank, everything. Anyway, now I am TOTALLY scared to let them out to free range and I am heartbroken. They have a run, but it's nowhere like the whole dang yard. (They have been free ranging without incident for about 6 months.) I know that the hawk has our yard pegged now because it was looking down on it after the incident. Thoughts, advice, experiences? I thought maybe I could just let them range at some point of the day when I am out there...watching...is there a time where hawks are less likely to be around? Early morning..or...?