I can't decide where to build my chicken run! We have 25 acres, however its not THAT straight forward. The open grass/pasture area I want to keep for my horse and cows, and goats. I could probably find room for the run, but it seems silly to use up pasture for them when I know that the chickens will destroy it in no time anyhow. The other option is on the other side of the property where the pond and gardens are, but the space is a little more limited. So here I am humming and hawing and think about the acres of forest we have behind the house. Now, this might be a terrible idea, but I had to ask. Could I keep my chickens in the forest? This way they'd have way more room, and not utilize my precious pasture, however I think my biggest concern is predators. If we build a strong secure coop with a completely fenced run area (roof, all sides etc) would this be an acceptable chicken habitat?