I am looking forward to getting my first chicks this spring. Layers not meat birds. We already have an 8x8 coop and my husband has graciously agreed to put wheels on it so I can move it around our yard and eventually into our fenced pastures. I don't plan on having an enclosed run but intend to let them free range during the day. My thought was to start out with the coop in the yard area as the pastures can be quite muddy in the spring, then move the coop to the pastures in early summer. My plan is to move them around following the sheep in their rotational grazing of the four pasture quadrants. My questions: Does anyone else do something like this and does it work ok? Will they be ok without an enclosed run? They will have trees & bushes for cover in the yard and will have access to sheds and barns (and their coop of course!) in the pastures. Will the pasture fences keep them contained? Will they be confused by the frequenht moving of the coop? Is the whole idea more bother than it's worth? My husbands thinks this is nuts. As an alternative, I could just move the coop a couple times a year...to the yard for winter and spring and to the pastures for summer and fall, assuming they will fly over the interior pastures fences to range the whole area. Thoughts from anyone??