Hello, my husband and I have browsed this website many time since we adopted our 3 hens and rooster last April. They have been pampered with a custom made coop, pen and yard. The coop and pen are predator proof top,sides and bottom. We let them out to free range (but mostly our rooster manages to liberate the others from the chicken yard). We live in a wooded area and I have only seen deer and squirrels on the property. This morning our chickens were free ranging and a hawk got one of our hens just outside our back door. Another hen is missing. The last hen and rooster are cowering in the coop. We never heard a thing. I am heartbroken. Are we wrong to let them free range? Is it because it has turned cold and food is more scarce? What more can we do to keep them safe? Any help is appreciated.