so I have 11 pullets and 1 cockerel, we have a 10x12 barn and shaded 12x12 secure run for them. Technically enough space, but..... the run seems like a prison yard LOL. We have 5 acres but share it with family ( grandparents, daughter and brother n law all have homes on the land) No one wants free range chickens. I get it. So I used materials I had- t posts and chicken wire to make a 40x40 yard to let them out into when I am out working in garden in cool of morning and evening. I covered with bird netting to keep them in and overhead hawks out. I am planting shrubs ( chicken friendly kind) and protecting them with stone. A kiddie pool surrounded by decorative grass to make a shallow wading pond. Bird feeder with treats. I want it to be like a little garden. I have left over 1/2 inch broadcloth ( wasn’t enough to use for fencing) but going to make inside apron to secure bottom of yard from diggers and protect some of the grass so they will have grass growing through to eat when they scratch the rest to dirt. I hope to create some boxes with wire on top to grow some clover and dandelion in fornthen to munch on as it grows through the wire. I plan to create wooden structures from scraps for them to perch and climb on. My husband is convinced I have lost my mind over the chickens! LOL I had to retire due to rheumatoid arthritis and so he is supportive because it gets me moving around and out of the house more. I know it is not predator proof, I plan to allow them to out when I can be out and about to keep a watchful eye, they have a secure run with I am not home or can’t watch. Any other ideas???