Hi all, So I'm completely new to the art of chicken rearing I've done some research but as always there are just some things you don't think about till its to late. So I have 6 rir chick's currently taking up residence in my lounge room. They are in one of those fancy box things and plenty of food and water that I check on 5 times a day. The weather is quite warm (australia) so I don't have a heat lamp on. We do have a chicken coop complete with 8 metre run roosting poles and nesting boxes for when they are big enough. I took them out into my backyard before to give them some fresh air and a chance to stretch their legs and what i noticed almost immediately was that the Butcher birds and crows began to hover around like i was serving free lunch ( to them i probably was).another thing i noticed was that one of the chick's dug a little hole and then sat it in it with its wings spread out a bit? So i guess I'm wanting to know how much outside time my 2 week old chick's need? Will the Butcher birds leave them alone when they are big enough? And is the digging and sitting in it normal?