Need Help. I'm new at this. I have 18 Rhode Island Reds 1 week old. I bought to raise as pets at a country home we are gone from for weeks at a time. Will predators get them? There are Coyotes and other common predators. I am getting different opinions. I planned on letting them free range. What can I do to protect them? Do they roost in trees at night? I am raising them in a box in my garage now, how old before let them loose? Also the kids love them. Is it safe for the kids to handle them? THANKS!