Hi I'm Denise. I've had chickens before, took a 3-4 year break in transition to moving and am getting ready to pick up a dozen to bring home Wednesday. I find them very enjoyable and love the eggs they produce. I DO have a few concerns about free ranging. I strongly believe in the benefit of free ranging. We have 1.5 acres but do not have fencing around our property. My last yard had a fence. Do you have any ideas how to keep them within my area easily without too much work. I don't want to put up a fence. I do have some movable fencing that I think was designed for puppies. It makes about an 8 foot circle. It can easily be moved around but they will be able to jump it. The city ordinance basically says don't be a nuisance. So that is my goal. to give them as much freedom without bothering others. Also how long do i keep them confined to their new space to give them time to know it is "home"? One more-I make my own feed rich in Vit B out of grains including but not limited to: millet, rolled oats, barley, and sesame seeds. Sometimes sunflower kernels or wheat berries. Fresh fruit several times a week from May through September. Do you see a nutritional gap that i should be aware of? Thanks for your help.