My chickens have been dissapearing, during the day out of my fenced yard when I am at home, but not with them. No noise, no muss no fuss. I am now down to two and beefing up security. (I do plan on replacing the unfortunates, I want at least 4, maybe 6) For those of you that want queit gentle chickens, the buff orpington bantams realy fit the bill. Be aware though, that they come to anyone, and seem to make no noise or effort to cry out when they are taken by either man or beast. I am more than sad because I enjoyed my chickens as they roamed the yard, and had no problems at all, probably because they were bantams and few in number. So now that I have padlocked them in their house and run, I would like to start designing an enclosed ranging area for the future. Please help me with ideas to keep them safe and happy. Please. If you have any sucessful extras that will make a caged chicken entertained bring it on....No flaming anyones ideas no matter how farfetched. Mailing them seasonally to hawaii, considered. Include pictures and links if you have them. So far: 1. Randall Burkey has 4' x 4' folding free range cages, that if pegged down might safely contain two at a time to peck in any area of the yard or garden I choose for the afternoon. They fold flat for storage, come in sets of six and are pricy. 2. I might be able to enclose an additional playard type area. It could be one large area or several small areas. Full height , or chicken tunnel height. Maybe I could put their space to additional good use. It must be fully enclosed with hardware cloth, but I could also grow grapevines, or espallier friut trees over sides/top. 3. I should probably also add aditional interesting roost space, forage plants to the small run they have,any ideas?