Hello! I am new to chickens this year. My first batch was a barnyard mix where I ended up with 4 roosters, 2 hens now 18 weeks. Sad that I only ended up with 2 layers, but I'm learning with chickens, that's the way it goes. I ordered 9 more from a hatchery and they are currently 3 weeks. I live in a wooded area with HEAVY wild game activity. We've had bear, coyote, fisher, coons, fox, and everything else in between caught on our yard cam. My question... I want to free range but I'm sooo scared to lose my 2 hens that should be ready to lay anytime. Does anyone have any suggestions to help ease my mind or should I just forget the notion of free range and keep them in their run?