I have 5 two week old burbon red poults brooding. Im needing some advise on what I should do as far as keeping them about the house. I have my chickens in a large fenced in yard with with their own coop. I also have electric fence run around the chicken yard. I lost count how many preditors (fox, racoons, coyotes, posumn, bobcats) etc... That have learned about electricity by trying to get after my chickens. I'm on approx 20 acres and I mow about 3 acres, the rest is wooded and parie grass. My property backs up to the Shawnee national forest in southern IL and I have no control other than a shot gun as to what animals wonder out of the forest onto my property. I really want for my burbon Reds to have free range of the property without becoming a meal for a preditor. From what I've been reading they need a familiar "safe" place with food and water and roost for the night. If I don't build them something I'm sure they will find a tree to roost in at night as I've seen many wild turkey roost in my trees. What would you build for these burbon Reds for a "safe place" to escape - with food and water and to roost at night? Would it best to close them up for the night?