I had an epiphany this morning while out trying to measure/design/visualize my coop and run. I have a long fence line that backs up to an abandoned (and unmowed) housing developement and each year we are invaded by ticks and other nasty bugs and weeds. I thought perhaps I could build a run the length of that fence line (in addition to their regular area) and let the girls do what they do best- eat bugs and dig things up. I plan on partitioning it so that they have 'fresh' forage a few times each season. Here's the catch, though: I want my fence line to look PRETTY. Therefore, I will landscape on the house side of the run and I'm hoping to get something that will overshadow their 'skinny run' (lilacs or something. That brings me to my question: What is the shortest run I can get by with for Araucana, Barred Rocks, and other standards? Also, What is the shortest I can get by with for bantams? While we are talking height, there will be a cover so flightiness shouldn't be an issue.