Hello! I am seeking information on predators before I invest in a first-time flock. I've been learning about keeping backyard chickens for some time but have not yet made the leap. I know what kind I want, been in touch with someone to get them from, have coop ideas, read laws...so on and so forth. One thing that is holding me back is the worry about predators. I have looked into a variety of options on how to protect your flock. My main worry: I live in Fort Worth, north ridglea area, in an older and developed neighborhood within the city. My backyard is very large, flat, and not a whole lot of trees/brush (just around the outer areas). I plan on letting the chickens out for some period of time daily, likely I'll be out there with them. I don't know if anyone can answer this, but are Hawks something to be afraid of in my area? I'm not even sure if I've ever seen one around, but I have had no reason to. I plan on getting older chickens to start (no babies, no chicks...maybe 2.5-4months old.) I apolgize if this is a silly question, but are Hawks something to fear in a neighborhood setting such as mine?