It has been pointed out by a few people that I have a lot of birds in one run. This I know, but I would love to expand the run but can't do it until the spring. I am considering letting the chickens free-range. They all know coop as home. I have a few concerns though: 1. I have hawks, eagles and turkey buzzards. They have plenty of trees around their coop for covering, it is a line of trees between my yard and the cow pasture (ours as well). 2. Will they poop everywhere?? My husband seems to think they will poop on the car, but it is pretty far from the coop (about 100 yards). He also doesn't want them pooping on the porch, again the porch is about 10 yards away. 3. I have some... interesting roosters, not roos, but I have sebrights that roost in trees, which is why I have bird netting. It wasn't because of overhead attacks, it was because they want to roost HIGH, they roost in the top gable of coop. 4. I have kids, I cannot be out there all the time with them... can I let them out for a little while? I have 50ish chickens and 8 ducks (who wouldn't be leaving the coop) in a run. The ducks I think would like a break from the chickens once and a while. Again everyone is getting upgrades in the spring.