We pature our birds in summer in an electronet enclosure with open-bottomed sliding shelters. Summer chicken chores are so easy. Slide the huts to a new spot, use the hose to fill the waterer, fill the feeders. Head count. Occassionally move the fence slightly an mow the fenceline, put the fence back. Or move the birds to an entirely different spot. Winter here is below freezing for months. The snow is so deep there is no point in giving them an outside run. Water has to be hauled in jugs. Daily poop management, can't just move the hut. Frostbite needs to be watched for. Roosters who naturally stay separated in a large pasture need separate cages to avoid injuries. Eggs lose that wonderful color they get from eating lots of veggies. Constant Rodent Control efforts (I HATE Rats). Constant checking for holes big enough for weasels, mink or other vicious chicken killers. Try to give the birds something to do so they do not pick at each other. I am seriously going to miss summer pasture.