Hi guys, just wanted your opinions on this one. Our set up for 4 hens is a hen house/coop inside a wooden framed building covered in small hole chicken wire stapled to it, concrete flooring and padlocked door. The idea is that as we are close to a busy road we did not want the hens entirely free range but in this situation they can walk around and scratch at the ground in the construction (approx 4m by 4m) and go into the coop at their choice. At present I am shutting them in the coop at night and letting them out in the morning. But I am concerned about Xmas as we have to visit family and will not be there to shut them in at night if I let them out before we go. I am wondering how secure is everyones set up here? What do you think if I didn't shut the coop door that day and just let them make their own way in and out? They would still be reasonably secure as described before. I am confused as what to do! Thanks guys hope that makes sense!