So here is my deal. I will be moving up to Nyssa, OR to a nice little ranch of 80 acres. Right now my hens (7 of them) are stuck in a 110 square foot covered run and about a 35 square foot coop. And they can not roam out of that. So what I have is the pasture area is about lets just say 20 acres. That area is fenced in with x-fence. I plan on building one of those open air draft free coops big enough to support up to 50 birds. Around that I want to build an area that will be chicken wired and covered with netting or chicken wire. Size to be determined. I guess want I want to know is how free ranging can the chickens be? I will have the coop they can hang in for the night or bad weather or hide in if predators come around and lay eggs. Then and area lets just say for now that is 20'x30' that is protected with chicken wire. Then I could have a door on that to open for the day when I feel like it to let them free range over the 20 acres or should I pen them down to 1 acre or so? Or would it just be best to stick with the enclosed run? I have seen vids on internet with goats running around with chickens. I do plan on getting goats also and maybe cattle. Anyone know how much I should be separating these animals. Can you tell I know nothing about a farm Should be a fun next year?