I have 5 hens (9 months old). They live in coop that encompasses part of a 10'x10' shed and a 6'x10' run. The run is 6" tall with 1/2" hardwire cloth that is buried and under the sand in the run there is cement pavers. The top of the run has wood fencing slats spaced 2"-3" apart. I feel like it is pretty secure. Since this is the first weekend I am traveling in their adult life that hasn't been freezing cold, I am thinking about keeping the pop door to the run open for the two nights I will be gone. During the winter, I just left them closed in. If I'm gone longer, I always have someone stop by. Just curious what others would do. I am sure the girls would be happier to go out during the day provided something doesn't come in a eat them over night. This will be a common situation during the summer. So what do you think... lock them up for a couple fo days, or leave the pop door open to the run? There are some construction pictures on my BYC page. Thanks!