I have 3 hens that currently free range in our entire backyard (we live in the city on a 1/5 acre lot.) My husband and I want to create a fenced in coop/run in a 20'X15' area of the yard, to stop them from eating all of our plants and hanging out (and pooping a lot) on our back porch. Two of the hens are pretty reasonable, but our RIR can be obnoxiously loud, for an hour or more at a time. My concern is that if I 'cage' them in that they will cry and crow and just generally be loud because they want to have access to the whole yard again. I feel very bad for the neighbors when this happens. Does anyone have any experience with this or any solutions to offer? We were thinking of gradually fencing off the yard to a smaller and smaller area until it was the size of their coop. Any ideas or anecdotes are appreciated. Thanks!