I am in South Georgia. Over the past 10 years I have gone from totally free ranging, to free ranging a few hours a day, currently not free ranging at all. I have 18 chickens (5 bantams and 13 lg fowl) in a 30 x 30 run. They have been in there for a couple of months. I am happily surprised that they are not keeping up with the grass. Anyone have any tips on what I could do this winter so the grass stays. Could it grow back in the spring if they are on it all winter? I really don't want them on bare dirt if I can help it. They are not free ranging because of fox/foxes. Literally had a chicken taken with me standing 10 feet from it. Seems like this is a spring/summer problem. Do foxes move around more in the winter time? I would like to go back to free ranging in the winter if possible.