I have read other posts and am comfident that my hens won't be carried off by a hawk. My question is when they kill and eat on the spot are the chicken free range or were they in a pen. I have a pen with 14 hens exposed, they can run into the hut which has a roof extending 3 feet in over hang. I am in the process of covering the pen which is about 13x22. I have cables up now, just not the wire. I let them out when we are outside to keep watch for predators and lock them up when we go inside. Right now its getting hot 99+ today. I'd like to just leave them out so they can choose where to go and not be cooped up most of the day. Do the hawks attack in enclosed pens about that size without a cover? Also what time of day do they seem to favor hunting? I'd have that coop done months ago but I need another set of hands to help me and that's been difficult finding latley.