Well, DH finally got tired of the brown grass, plants dying from lack of leaves and holes in the yard. So, we agreed to put a 4 ft. fence across the back of the yard to create a chicken area. They have an over 60x10 ft area to free range, plus their covered 10x12 ft run and coop. Should be plenty of room for 16 hens. Anyone else ever do this after letting your girls have free reign? Did they fly over the fence or did they just deal with it? Looking forward to taking my yard back and not stepping in chicken poo anymore!