i was at the feed store today and had a poultry magazine in my stack of purchases. A man came over and asked where i found it. It was the last one so i told him he could buy it if he wanted. He said no thank you, but said he was looking at it as it appeared to have an article on predators and he needed some information. We talked a bit and i asked if his chickens were free range or penned, and he said free range. He said he used to tie them up by their legs with string at night so they wouldn't get away. But when he would come out in the morning, they would all be gone. So now he just lets them run all over his land. i suggested a secure coop, but he didn't seem interested. i would think that would be easier than tying up a bunch of chicken legs every night. i'm just glad he gave up on the string idea.