I'm not quite sure if this fits here or not but I'm going to try it out anyway. I live on a 14 acre area but the coop is closer to the front half near the road. It's not right on the road but I have the fear they will wander off that way if given the chance. We also have some neighbors that live up the hill from us and I don't want the chickens bothering them if they do choose to wander. Now I have heard of the plastic owl that you can place where you don't want them to be but I would need quite a few in order to keep them in their area. Is there another way of maybe scenting the places you don't want them to be or should I just build a really big fenced in area for them to stay? I don't want to fence them in all the time so they can have fun but I don't want them getting into mischief. Any ideas?