No chicks yet (probably get them in February for summer eggs) but starting work on the coop now. As I begin, I notice that my situation is one I haven't seen before (although I'm sure not unheard of). I plan on having the run for my girls in the woods. I'm assuming since this is their natural habitat they should do pretty well but I figured I'd ask since I haven't seen anyone doing this before. In the three pics below note the heavy groundcover and overhead trees. A couple notes and questions: 1. I'm planning on having overhead netting to keep daredevil coons from dropping in from the trees (mission impossible style). 2. How much clearing to I need to do before letting them in an area like this? I assume they'll take care of all that? Do I need to worry about what's underfoot? 3. Can they have TOO much shade? The run is basically situated between the coop and a garage, with a fence on the south side and trees overhead. It's pretty darn shady. I'm in Michigan so we get some heat in the summer and tons of snow in the winter. Is it possible they'll need MORE sun? (the coop will have 2 southern windows and most likely interior lighting to keep 'em laying) Anything else i need to think about with a run in the woods? Thanks for being a great community for a new egg!