We will be getting our first chicks ever next month! We recently moved onto 10 acres, so we have plenty of room. As much as I'd LOVE to free range our chickens, we have lots of coyotes, hawks and the like around here. Neighbors have had trouble keeping their chickens alive. I'm thinking our best bet may be a 10x10 dog kennel as a run with the coop inside - covered with deer cloth or something to keep the hawks out. I'm curious if anyone else has used a large dog kennel and how hard it might be to move it? We have a HUGE garden space. I'd love to set it in a section of the garden, but move it annually to keep their ground fresh and help fertilize things. We're starting with only 6 chicks since this is new to us - 3 barred rock and 3 buff orpingtons. My almost 7 year old son will be helping care for them, and I know we'll all get attached to them. They'll definitely be pets. Anyway, I'd appreciate any ideas on a way to keep them semi-mobile with as much space as we can safely give them. Thanks a bunch!!