Ok, so the days are drawing nearer to getting my 6 chooks. We pick them up in the first week of Jan 2012, just 4 weeks away. During the afternoon when I am around, I will be able to let them free range. But I was thinking that if I was out for the day and night, it would be nice for them to have some space. You can see on the floor around the coop there is hardware cloth, and the whole of the lower area is covered in hardware cloth, and there are no areas where even a mouse can get through, as I have even secured under the roof. We have foxes, badgers, hawks, owls, stoats, and the usual rats and mice. When I am around I will be able to let them frree range all around them and my neigbours many acres, and a forest of many acres, my property is only just over an acre or so, but they wont be restricted from using the rest.