Hi, I am new to this chicken business. My husband and I built a nice big chicken coop with an even bigger covered run. We both work and when we are gone, they stay in there. We have been letting them free range in the afteenoons. They began to get very brave and when the berries started blooming, they started wandering down towards the edge of our property by the street. Our neighbors have dogs and chickens and have made it known that their dogs will eat our chickens if they get a hold of them. Because of this, and the chickens' newfound bravery, we fenced off the entire backyard for them to "free range" in. We have 8 acres and they have a huge portion of that. The problem is they dont seem to like the back yard as much as the front (there are also berries in the back) and most of them tend to stay in the run most of the day. We feed them in the morning and at night. Are we maybe feeding them too much causing them to be lazy? Any ideas?