Hi everyone...I think I know the answer to the questions I am going to post BUT there are so many out there with more knowledge than me so here goes..... I have a lovely new coop, nice big run but I'd like to free range my four (and soon to be more) hens on my property. I have never had a problem with free range but that was in another place and another time. Where we live now, I have a close neighbour and I don't want the girls over in his yard. Is there any way to keep them close to home? Previously my bantam flock just stayed around the backyard, front yard and their coop but these are full size and I don't want to P. O. my neighbour. There is dense alder growth and an old stone wall between him and I -- would this be a deterrent to the birds? Also, I do not have a rooster...is one necessary to protect the females? or are they ok on their own? Thanks for any information.