My wife and I have decided to go ahead and get some chicks in the next couple of months, so the planning starts now. We are looking to get 4-6 chicks with a mixture of Black Australorps and SLWs. We currently have a 6 ft. privacy fence around our yard. I'm planning on creating a 4 ft. privacy fence inside of this that measures 16' x 16' for the chickens. I'm making it a privacy so that our dogs cannot harass/harm the chickens. Basically, a restricted free range. We had planned on a coop/run like the Wichita Cabin, but instead plan on building a coop like below. My questions are: 1. Even if they can't fly, can they make it over a 4ft fence? 2. Since there isn't a covered run, where should I keep the food/water outside of the coop? I'm thinking a closable box that I can lock up each night and open when I let them out. 3. How bad will they destroy the yard inside of this area? I'm sure we'll have more questions, but this is all I can think of at the moment. Here's the coop we're planning. Thanks for the help!