Our coop is pretty big - about 12x20 - and we've been keeping our chicks in there 24/7. We let them in the run once, supervised by DH. I really want to let them have more time in the run, in the sun, and foraging for food, but I'm nervous about how not secure our run is. It is uncovered and the sides are almost 5' chicken wire with a small tree in one corner. We know it needs to be covered and the tree needs to come down and maybe even make the sides more secure. But, that requires time and $ that we don't have right now. Our chicks range from about 7 weeks (we think, unsure on the mutts) to about 14 weeks (a cockeral). Would they be ok for a couple of hours a day in the run unsupervised? With 3 small kids, I really don't have the opportunity to just sit out there and watch them in the run. Do you think they would fly out? What daytime predators do I need to worry about?