We're planning on getting eggs to incubate next month. This is the idea I'm currently floating around in my head for the set-up...please let me know any pros/cons you can think of!
We have a coop with a small fenced area around it (very small - too small for that to be it for them). I was originally looking to build a larger fenced area around it, but am now interested in getting the 'omlet chicken fencing' https://www.omlet.us/shop/chicken_keeping/omlet_chicken_fencing/#buy_now
and moving that to a new area every day (we have a large yard). They would then be locked back into the coop at night.
Pros: fresh grass/bugs every day, less poop to scoop, keep life interesting for them
Cons: not very predator proof - my big concern. I will provide one of those plastic igloo dog shelters (and other natural cover like tree canopies), but will the chickens run in there if there are hawks nearby? We do live in a rurally suburban area. Do wild animals tend to bother chickens during the day or is that mostly a night problem?