My neighbor and I free range our chickens about the same times through out the day. 2 days ago a hawk swooped down and tried strangling one of my neighbors chickens in front of her. Luckily my neighbor scared the hawk away and the chicken is okay. It was a very frightening moment. My girls were in their coop and they heard the comotion and hid under their roost all day. We've been hearing more hawks lately since most the song birds migrated. That hawk could of easily picked up my D'Uccle and carried her away forever. . Hawks are horrible!