My chickens have a fantastic coop that was built by a friend of mine (you can see pics at http://www.lifelessmessy.com/?p=727 Today I built a fence and gate for the front half of their run, but I have questions about the back half. I'm hoping to create both chicken run and compost pile out of the area in the pic above. It's a long, narrow area that is full of possibility. Right now I have just a length of chicken wire protecting the area, which I know is not enough. I'd love advice about how to set up this space to make the most of chicken running and composting. On the left is 4-foot high chain link fencing. On the right is the house -- with two different extensions. How would you set it up? The blog post linked above explains all of my questions and concerns about our chicken area and I'd love any feedback!