I am an American ex-pat and llive on a hectare of land by a river on the West Coast of New Zealand. My husband and I are putting in a half size mandala vegetable garden (six circles of 2 meter diameter each with fruit trees in between). To go with the garden we are making a chicken dome but only for occasional daytime use. At night they will be in a coop and most days in the run attached. Right now we are looking at plans then will build the chicken house and run. Kiwis call hens "chooks". I love BackYardChickens, so much information and generous people to share it.