Before I got chickens, I dreamed of chickens roaming freely across my land, eating bugs and living happily. Fast forward to my reality of hawk kills and two separate dog attacks and I am faced with a chicken prison that rivals our nations top prisons... Electric netting, bird netting, buried hardware wire, flashing lights at night to keep away predators. The list is endless. I have terrible chicken envy when I see chickens roaming freely when I drive around. If you free range your flock, what conditions have made that possible for you? What have been your experiences with success or losses that have made this possible for you. I have no other livestock or dogs and a predator rich environment. Without supervised free ranging, my girls are stuck in a big run, which could be worse but was not the vision I imagined.