I live in a cookie cutter type neighborhood and I am trying to figure out if I should let my chickens roam my backyard or build a run. My friend who lives down the street let's her chickens roam around free when the dogs aren't in the yard and then she puts them in the coop at night. She has a veggie garden but she put the fence around it so the chickens can't get to it. Also, if I build a run does it have to have a top on it? Or can it just be a fence?