Hello. I'd love to know if any of you have a woodland garden with chickens. I've just moved to an half acre property in southern Australia. The backyard where my chickens free-range is a woodland-type garden, with lots of trees: camellia shrubs, 4 magnolias, 1 walnut tree, 1 variegated-leaf cedar, 1 gingko, 1 large cypress, a mature gum-tree and some other things which I don't know the names yet! Below are some snapshots of the garden: Pictures above taken at the end of our winter in Australia (August). Most trees still didn't have leaves. Now they are fully covered. Summers here are hot and very dry (like a Mediterranean climate), with winters being cold and wet. Temperatures in summer can get as high as 40-45 C (104-113 F). In winter, we can get down to 0 C (32F) but never below that. There is a lot of shade and part/shade in the garden. My chickens are locked up in the coop at night but free-range in the garden during the day. I've got 5 Orpingtons, with potential addition of more 4 from a hatch at the moment. I'd love to hear from folks who have similar gardens. How do they cope with their chickens in the garden? Do you allow them free-range or do you confine them? What groundcovers and shrubs do you grow in your woodland garden? Are you able to grow any fodder for the chickens? Or herbs/veggies for yourself? What landscaping/decoration have you done? Looking forward to pictures or information!!!!