I'm trying to decide whether or not it's worth the risk to put my chickens on my land which is several miles down the road. We already have horses there surrounded by a 3 string electric fence, but no other animals (or humans). Problem is that our land is on the backside of a ridge... and there's no houses, etc. for several miles on the other side which means there are predators galore. I know for a fact we have fox, coyotes, lots of racoons and maybe even a badger (plus some dogs and cats that run loose from time to time). I'm worried that despite the precautions I would take in building a coop and run that eventually something would happen. Most likely the coop would be built right next to the barn, using the side of the barn as one of the walls (inside the electric fence). Right now our chickens are in our backyard on 1/3 of an acre in the middle of a subdivision. I'm planning on starting to breed so I'm not sure the neighbors would appreciate multiple roosters, lol! Any opinions or thoughts?