Ok, so first of all, can you let a hen free range with her chicks? I have ducks and other chickens too, will they hurt the chicks if allowed to roam? Also, when it rains, will the hen protect the chicks or will they just sit out in the rain and die of hypothermia? We don't have any coons, foxes, or other land predators, but I have seen and heard hawks and crows. Again, will the mother hen protect the chicks, or will the hen not do anything about it? Thank you.