Okay, I'm getting more concrete plans for starting my flock this spring. I'd really like to free range but both my husband and I work outside the home. Can I free range if no one's home for about 10 hrs each day? Is that putting my flock at too much risk? We're pretty rural - 2 miles outside of a small Vermont town - with active wildlife in the area. We have a lab but he was raised a city dog and isn't much of a guard dog for, well, anyone. Am I asking for trouble going free range?