I have just really started researching about raising chickens and really hope to start this spring. I live on a heavily wooded acre lot with no perimeter fencing (and due to aesthetics and cost I don't want a perimeter fence) with a pond and a backyard that opens up to a forest preserve (though we have neighbors on our street and across our street). Due to the forest preserve, we have predators like whoa. It's not unusual to see a coyote in my backyard during the middle of the day, I constantly see raptors, and we've had epic battles with raccoons. I want to protect my chickens from drowning or predators, but I also would like to raise chickens in such a way that they can forage. I've looked at chicken tractors and domes, but I worry about the tight confinement and also weather that could really keep out a predator like a coyote. Any suggestions on what might be the best housing situation or what resources to use to get more ideas?