Here are some pictures of my plan for our coup and yard layout. We have given ourselves until next spring to complete them. The yard will border the back fence, which will be 6 feet tall, wood slats. We are in an area that gets some pretty good winds off and on throughout the year, as we are very exposed and there are few trees. We are south of Colorado Springs, CO. Thoughts? I have included some ideas from the forums, including a grass salad bar.... We figure that we will have anywhere from 15 - 30 chickens, depending on layers and freezer capacity... Dominiques! The yard fence will be 6 feet tall, with at least 3 ft tall wood on the bottom, and three ft wire fencing on the upper half. I can go larger or smaller, as space isn't an issue. We have 7 acres. There are lots of coyotes around, and some hawks and owls as well. Probably put wire or mesh barrier on the top of the yard.