I keep trying to figure out a way to let my girls free range, and I don't see how I can do it. The coop and run are in our back field and close to our neighbor's field. No fence means they would surely go on to someone else's property right? Not kosher with me. The other issue we have is a massive feral cat infestation. The adolescents love to hang out by the coop, so I know my banties wouldn't be safe from their claws. Trapping has barely made a dent in the population, and our AC is the WORST (Don't even get me started...). Sooo...just how horrible is it to keep my chickens caged? Right now they have a 10' x 10' run. My DH and I have decided to expand it soon to 20'x 20'. That means 3 LF and 2 Bantams will have 400sf right? Somebody soothe my guilt and tell me it's OK and my chickies aren't missing out!