I was wondering something about chicken coops. Is it better to have chickens cramped up in a coop or to have them Free Range?? I know It depends on how many chickens you have to let them free or caged. I have my chickens free ranged because they like 2 enjoy themselves insince I have about 2 1/2 acres. Will they produce better eggs if penned up in a coop.?? or free ranged?? Home to 2 cats, 2 horses, 2 dogs, and LOT"S OF CHICKENS!!!!