Just a quick hello to everyone on the site. I am Carisa and my family (partner and two boys, ages 11 and 5) live in south western Maine. We have no chicken now but are looking to start a flock and build a coop come spring. As of right now, we are leaning towards Icelandic Chickens. We have quite a lot of land on the mountain. One thing we've been debating is whether to let the chickens be free range during the day and lock them up safely at night, let them be completely free range, or make a large fenced in area and then coop them at night. Any insights are welcome and appreciated.