Hi folks, first post. I know nothing about chickens, but am bound and determined to get 4-8 of them for egg laying. I have a one acre apple orchard with 3 year old trees. It is fenced in with dog fence up to 4 feet, and has a string of barbed wire at 6 feet and a string of electric wire at 5 feet to keep deer out. I want chickens. my secret hope is that you guys will tell my i have the perfect "run" for them to scratch in, eat japanese beetles, etc. the orchard is about a hundred meters from my house. Id rather not go out there every day. I can alter that plan if it is necessary. I thought of just leaving the coop open so hens can come and go, and I figured the fence would keep out coons and foxes, bobcats. I am willing to run a coon height elec. wire also if that becomes necessary. So given my circumstances, what would you guys do? thanks.