I'm in a quandry and need some good BYC expert advice. I have almost 100 chickens and they are in 3 separate coops with a big covered run. They don't free range around the farm due to our dog who thinks they are very fun to chase and kill. I've been feeling bad about not letting them out to play, especially with the lack of rain and grass now in their run. Then it dawned on me! I have a large 10-acre fenced pasture right behind their run. In fact, I used the existing pasture fence as the back of the run. My initial thought was to fence off about 3 acres and open up a part of their run so they could go into the pasture. It would not be covered but I was hoping that if something showed up, they would run into their covered run or coop. Then my husband estimated the cost to do the fencing and it's a lot. We have two donkeys and sheep in there. Could they all just mingle together? That would be the cheapest but maybe not the best idea. Anyone have an idea or something they've done before where I could fence off or block off a chunk of the pasture for them without spending thousands of dollars? I just know they would love having all that land to peck and scratch in.