I am preparing a place adjacent to my all-in -one coop/run to allow my chickens a small area to range in. It will be enclosed with a 5 foot chicken wire fence, it is protected overhead by tree foliage. To start, they will be confined to a fairly small area of about 60-100 feet perimeter. All 6 girls are large - BO & BR hens & I will be just a few feet away and watching closely when they are out. My question is, has anyone had a loss to a predator attack when you are only a few feet away? I have seen stories of hawk attacks right next to someone, and want to be sure I can prevent any untoward event.