Here is a good question for a beginner chicken owner ( I don't even have them yet ) But when they get old enough to fee range do they wander off very far or pretty much stick arounf your yard? My neighbors have a Golden lab that is usually fenced, but the other night I saw him out in their yard. I do believe they have the electric dog fence too and a smaller fenced in area. We have an 8 foot fence but I'm thinking my chikens will go around it to be nosey. We put the eight foot fence up to hide all his crap. His yard was becoming an eye saw and he is a bit strange.