hiya, my wife and i live in bude with three young 20ish kids on the edge of a very quiet estate area. We were given a two story large rabbit hutch which we converted into a 4'x4'x3' chicken house and bought 4 young buff orpington hens. after about 3 hours my wife wanted a larger run so we emptied and converted a 6'x4' shed and built a 20'x5' pen for them.they are lovelly girls very funny and getting friendlier every day. we made the mistake of going to a poultry auction last week (just for a look) we left with two speckled maran hens(sooty and sweep) a speckled legbar hen(beryl) a silky hen called (abigail) and a call duck drake called (malfoid)??). we put new additions in at night with out trouble but when they came out next morning all hell broke loose.the buffs went mad two had abigail pinned to the floor when these were pulled off her she looked almost dead just laying still.they turned onto sooty so we quickly removed the buffs into the previouse coop and all settled down. we had a choice between selling one group or both or building another run in our garden.we could not get rid of the buffsso they now have a 15'x6' pen and we extended the other pen by another 12' so we could add a baby bath for malfoid.abigail made a full recovery and eats like a horse. no eggs yet but all get the run of the garden an hour each group every day and seem happy enough.