Hi all. Our world to chickens started at the beginning of 2014. We have 2 black australorpes, one splash australorp, Rhode Island Red and a Japanese bantam. I made a coop for them under the kids cubby house. I have sectioned off our vegetable patch for their run. I section parts off so they can forage between growings - they have been great weeders and tillers. I also put down some lawn, fruit trees and a pond in a section for them to roam in. I managed to build a auto chook door which is powered by 12v battery hooked up to a solar panel on top of the shed. The kids love the chooks and they have been a great project. They even assisted with my fitness and weight loss. I do not have to feel guilty about throwing out leftovers from the kids as it goes to the chooks. I have included some pictures below. Not sure how to upload video of the auto chook door. This forum has been a great resource for us. Sorry for the long post. One BA has gone broody so we put some fertilised eggs for her. I have some questions which I will post in another forum.