I live in rural central IL and I'm starting my research for raising chickens. We live in the country but are part of a small neighborhood. I plan on building a coop on my property near a wooded area. I have not seen any hawks or owls but I know they are in the area. I have plenty of space (2 acres) and would love to let my chickens roam the yard but I also don't want them getting murdered. Is there major risk in letting them roam? Is netting over the top of the run the best option? Has anyone experimented with using a removable net when the run needs cleaned out? Has anyone used movable runs where you could relocate your chickens each day to a new area? This novice needs some help!