We have enclosed our chicken run with livestock fencing. We've put it above to protect from overhead and also sunk it a foot and curved it out as well. It is heavy grade- do I need to worry for my chickens? I've been leaving their coop door open to the run all summer without any issues but am considering closing their door through the winter. There is also six windows strongly made with Plexiglas and livestock wiring as a screen built into the window frame. Do I need to add fabric - I kind of hate to suggest it to my husband when he went to so much effort and expense to get this up and running for me. I am also quite nervous about leaving the gate open to a fenced area to give them more free range; they are usually out of their run only when supervised. I'd like to know how much I could trust them to stay around and not venture into the neighbors areas (without my presence). Secondly, I have provided two plastic feeding and 2 plastic water containers, one each inside and one each outside in the run. It was my thought feeding on demand was the best way to go, but I don't want rodents either. Not that I have seen any but of course with a green belt behind us it seems to be a given. What is the program for those who control the feeding? We have twelve chickens that we've raised from chicks. This is our first season and happily we received our first egg yesterday (!). Thank you for your help in answering my questions I really appreciate it!