I am new here and spent most of the day looking around this site. WOW! No chickens yet, but will get chicks in the spring, probably from Meyer Hatchery as I am close enough to go there for pick up rather than ship. I already have an 8x8 coop with 5 nest boxes, & two staggered roosting poles both 8' long. My plan is to get about 15 chicks, just pullets for laying. Too many, too few or about right? They will "free range" in the yard (2 acres) part of the time and once the muddy season is over I will move the coop inside our sheep/llama pasture and rotate them around to the various paddocks sort of following the sheep in their rotational grazing of about 8-10 acres. Does any one else do this type of thing? What works for you? I was thinking of using some electric poultry netting fence for around their coop both in the yard and in the pasture. Needed or not?