So my chickens have learned that they really like free ranging. I do NOT have a back yard set up for free ranging, and if they go on the side with the dog run, the dogs see them and flip out. This morning, I grabbed up a few bits and pieces of this and that, and added a small fenced in area where they can go out of their already roomy fenced in coop/run for "outside" time. It is not the finished product, still need to add a gate, and eventually the plan is to enclose it just like their other run, add some roost and a small pond/fountain. But for today, they got to "go out" and enjoy some ice cold watermelon, dirt baths and bugs before being shoo'd back into the lockable run. Here is a pic of todays addition, along with a pic of the coop from the front, and a bit of garden next to the coop. ETA. Got a bit of editing to my byc page with more pics of the coop and garden.