Hello, I am new to the forum and to raising chickens. I grew up on a farm and my grandmother always had chickens. I got in serious trouble once for chasing her chickens with my go-cart. I now understand why she was so mad. I have 14 babies. 1 rooster and 13 hens - EASTER eggers in a variety of colors. Last week they moved from their brooder to their big chicken house. A 13 x 11 horse stall that has been screened in with hardware cloth. Now I want them outside eating grass and bugs but can't decide the best way. Their protector is also their predator - my fat dog. She keeps raccoons and such from around the coop but would eat a chicken in a heartbeat. Also I have 2 cats and another dog - I believe those 3 would eat them as well. My pastures are fenced and cross fenced. I could easily keep the dogs from the chicken side of the fence but I worry about the chickens going to the dogs side. Plus the cats could go into the chicken area. The chicken's side has lots of trees so they could be protected from overhead predators. It seems like for 14 chickens, I would need a HUGE tractor. I am considering a portable electric fence, any suggestions? I want to move it around my 5 acres so they can mow. Plus I would like to increase my flock.