Hello my name is Keith and I'm from Greensboro. I'm still in the construction stage of my tractor so I don't have any girls yet. What a wonderful site this is a lot of knowledgeable people here. a couple of question's I do have is when letting your girls free range around the yard do you worry about hawks flying down and snagging one if your outside with them? Has anyone had this happen to them before? I have seen and heard them flying around our neighborhood before. I'm still up in the air on what type of hens I should get some type of Bantam(?). When it is time to buy how would I know if the hens have slowed down or stopped laying eggs? I'm not looking for chicks to start out with. Thanks I'm sure I will have more questions to post in the future.