So after 2-3 years of having vacant properties on both sides, i have new neighbors on both sides that just moved in. My flick has been free range on all the properties for years. Even when we had neighbors, they loved our chickens coming in their yard because it helps keep the bugs and especially ticks away. Well one neighbor is totally cool with my chickens coming in their yard. They even asked what kind of food scraps they can give them. Great people. The newest neighbors however are already a problem. They over the last week have been moving in little wooden and wire cages and huts. And the crowing starts. Sounds like 20 or so roosters. I think we all know what THAT means. So yesterday, as they are setting up yet more cages, one of them hollers at me as Im exercising a horse, that I need to lock up my chickens. That they are coming on their property and eating their chicken food and dog food.(they have a pit bull chained to a dog house in their pasture...whole other issue). So to try to keep the peace, or at least keep my birds safe, Any ideas (cheaply)on how to keep my birds from leaving my property? Ive never had to deal with this before. I dont like the idea of locking my birds up in cages, that kind of defeats the purpose of free range and pest control. I have approx 1.5 acres(not including the horse pasture out back. Suggestions?? Ideas?