Since getting our chicks a few months ago I have become very keen on spotting hawks around our property. Also reading on this site about all the problems people have with hawks as well. This leads me to my question: Are hawks a problem only to the young and bantams? I have seen hawks come and go on our property and yesterday had one land about 50 ft away from my free ranging 8 weeks old girls. He flew away without incident but I noticed that the girls are as large or larger than he was. It would seem to me that my girls are only a potential meal for them for a few more weeks until they are then no doubt much larger than the hawk. Will a hawk attack something that is possible 3 to 4 times larger than itself. My coop and run will be very secure from ground predators when completed but will be open from above to birds of prey. I could understand an eagle attack on a full grown chicken but a hawk attack seems very unlikely. Any thoughts?