Hey. This is my first post. I have recently rescued three bantam hens from a very unsavory life. They were taken from a suspected fighting house in the inner city.. long story short. I am proud and happy to be making my country home a place where they can live out their days Now here are my questions about their living situations. I did not bring them home yet; a friend of mine is holding them at his place. They are safe there, but it is not the best situation either; they are in a converted parrot cage! But I built what I think it a good place for them now at home; a box roughly 6 foot square. I enclosed it with chicken wire and it is out in my horse barn in an out-of-the-way spot. Its frame is 2x4s and it is very secure; predators cannot get in, nor are there any hles where chickens can escape. I figured, I did not want to overwhelm them with a huge area just yet. They were in horrifically tiny caging at their former "home." I planend this to be a step up to an outdoor run we have; it is in need of repair (mostly overgrown weeds) and I need to 'cap" it off with wire as it used to just be a goat run and thus is open-topped. So does this all sound good? I have many other animals and know the importance of researching everything beforehand.. I have two horses (have bred foals before..) I also breed ball pythons (snakes) and am incubating a dozen eggs from them in a similar method as to how you would incubate your chicken eggs! Here is a photo of one of the hens.