I've come to the unhappy conclusion that I am going to have to stop allowing my birds out to for free range time. They have been quite happy to roam for most of the day for the last several years, but I have now lost most of my flock after a 2nd fox attack yesterday. The remaining birds will not be allowed out again. There are 7 birds left, and I will be adding 2-5 more once the 2 week old chicks let me know who is a boy and who is a girl. Their coop is approximately 4ftx4ft, but they only sleep and lay eggs in there. I currently have a run attached to the coop, that is about 9ftx15ft, and I plan on adding another 8ftx8ft section on to that. The current run is covered and stays shaded for most of the day, with the exception of a few hours in the afternoon, when the angle of the sun means it gets no shade at all. The ground in the run is bare dirt. Before I covered the run I was able to section of part of it and grow things in there, since covering it I haven't been able to get anything to grow inside the run. I am trying to figure out ways to enrich there lives now that they are going to be locked up constantly. I'm wondering what other people have done, what ideas may be out there? I've been used to letting them entertain themselves outside, and am not sure what I can try.