So- the second time I have let my babies (8 weekers) run around the yard "unsupervised". I got out and check on them every 10-15 minutes. Today- I came out and there were 20-30 large birds- vultures, I am assuming. I am trying to tell myself that they were not flying in circles over my property to catch my lovely chicks. HOWEVER- common sense is telling me that they were!!!! It makes me sick to my stomach to envision these birds attacking my little ones. Am I in denial? Does anyone live in MD, and also have trouble with large birds attacking their chickens? Will I ever be able to let my chickens "free range" around my fenced in acre of property? I am hoping a plastic owl from Tractor- Supply will resolve this issue... Any suggestions? Amy Mama of 1 Plymouth Rock, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Rhode Island Red and 1 little Golden Laced Cochin Bantam.