As a prospective chicken owner I've begun work on my plans for my coop and chicken run area. I'm really excited about it and want to get everything set up just right. But I need some feedback on the setup I'm considering in my yard. I'm on a half-acre lot in a small town subdivision. The subdivision allows animal rights but does not permit free-ranging animals. I'm planning on placing my coop inside a 40' by 40' square area that is basically my "orchard" with 9 fruit trees. The ground is planted with pasture grass. My plan is to fence this entire area with some type of 6-foot fencing and designate it as a dual-purpose orchard/chicken run. I'll have a 6'x8' coop to house 8-10 birds. They'll be Orpingtons and Austrolorps with maybe an EE or 2. I would house the birds in the coop at night and let them roam in the orchard during the day. I'm wondering: 1-do I need to build a more secure chicken run attached to the coop or is my setup sufficient? 2-am I naive to hope that my birds won't fly over the fence, considering my garden would be on one side of the fence and my neighbor's garden on another side of it (don't want the birds to tear up our gardens!)? 3-any problems combining chickens with fruit trees? I was thinking they'd be great bug control... Thanks for the feedback!