Our family lives in Central TX and currently has 14 chickens/hens. We owned chickens for approx. five years. We own barred rocks, lacy wyndottes, americaunas, long island reds and leghorns. They free range the back fenced in yard by day and are cooped up at night. Husband mounted a coop he found on craigs list, for free, onto a jet ski trailer (also free). We moved it around the yard at first but the last two years it has remained stationary with a run attached to it. They remain in the run should we need to keep them from being underfoot. Today, I am interested in finding shrubs, vines and plants to grow around the outside of the run which they can feed off, use for shade/protection when the free range and most importantly act as a northern wind break during the winter. we have a hay field on that side of the property and the winds can be bone biting for our area!