Hello all, I just placed my chick order for 15 different (Americans some crosses ) . I am now trying to figure out what coop we should build. (I bought Stonys guide to chickens ) so i have an explanation of the different kinds. We live in NH so it get chilly. Our home is only on .25 acres the back yard is fenced in (4 feet chain link) . My garden is open and the yard slops up ward there are no trees . I want then to free range while i garden does anyone do this? do you think the chickens will dig up my plants? so what i was thinking was a enclosed coop with an attached 100 sf yard. none movable with sand under it. any tipps or ideas ??