Need more handholding here... I live in SE Portland, OR and now that my girls are out in the coop and run...I was wondering if it is safe to let them roam around the yard unattended?!?!? They love being out in the yard (two times, now) but I have stayed out with them so they aren't out for very long. Is it safe to let them stay out alone for a few hours or ? My afghan hound has been out with us - she's interested but doesn't bother with them- but if they suddenly squawk and run she'd be chasing them for sure), so I guess I could let her stay with them. She wouldn't eat them, just chase them. Only saw one hawk a month ago but that doesn't mean they aren't up there, does it? Am I being too protective? Suggestions and advice truly wanted.