My chickens seem to be very nervous. They spend very little time actually wandering around their run. They will go to the far end where I have an old coffee table and a chair that they roost on or they huddle under the table or they sit in their house. They dont however spent their days "grazing" like our old ones did. I also have one silkie which seems to be even more nervous and will spend half its time alone in the house standing on a log looking out at the others. When they go from their spot at the far end to their house it tends to be done at full pelt or in a flap of wings. This has led me to wonder if perhaps Bantams are more shelter/keep hidden orientated that the larger breeds? and if I should be putting more things in there for them to hide under? I will probably plant some sort of tree I guess in the middle but that will take time to grow, in the meantime is there some cheap easy ideas for shelters to make them feel a bit safer? Mind you when they are roosting on the chair they are out in full sight though under bird netting??