I've had 5 girls for about 5 years now. I free range. I've lost 2 girls in the last month to hawk attacks. The remaining gang is going to be kept inside the coop for the time being. My backyard, where I keep them, is pretty small. The backyard is, maybe, 40 yards by 20 yards and is surrounded by my house, trees and fencing. The lowest entry point is 6 feet high. So, I've seen hawks come in numerous times and they were always unsuccessful until now. I've given the girls a lot of hiding places. I knew the girls weren't invincible, but it seemed like they'd done pretty well for themselves so far. So, my question is this; does losing 2 girls out of 5 over a 5 year period seem about what I should expect? Do people who free range expect to lose a few now and then?