So, research reveals that chickens and gardens go well together, and the best plan is to get a couple of different sections and let the chickens into each section for a week or so, and then on to the next so the area can rest and you get first pick at your produce. However, most of the people using this method either have a mobile coop or go completely free range. I was thinking something more along the lines of this here. Please forgive my lame MSpaint skills. Black is, obviously, fence. The red bits are for gates. The central area will be open always for the chickens, where the coop, water, and feed will be. There's a gate from the coop area into each zone, and each zone also has a gate to the outside, for ease of wheelbarrow and harvest. Also planning on having gates between the front and back to run to the compost w/o having to let the chickens into the area you don't want them in. For the water, I'm planning on having a (heated) water feature, like a fountain or little waterfall or something. Obviously, this is going to be built in stages due to money concerns, but the center pen will be built before the chickens are brought home. So...thoughts, suggestions, list of plants to keep the birds away from at all costs?