My setup is an open 8'x8' run with water, food, laying boxes and roost enclosed by hardware cloth. No walls. My girls, who are coming up on 5 months, free range frequently and used to stay in the yard, mostly near their run. Now every time I let them out they make a beeline for someone else's property (anyone's, doesn't matter). About a month ago they started wandering during the evening... now it's whenever they're outside. I cannot have them wandering off my property. My front yard is mostly enclosed by a 2-foot brick fence, which the chickens seem to respect quite well. I have not seen them going over it. I'm thinking of fencing in the open spaces to try to keep them in. My plan was to buy a roll of garden netting, which is black and plastic with 1" square holes. It would also be 2 feet high in the places where there are currently gaps. Does anyone have any idea whether this will work? I don't want to spend the time or money if they're just going to start hopping over the fence (any fence).