Looking ahead, what would you suggest I build so that I can allow the chicks to forage until they are butchered and allow them to remain outside the entire 9-12 weeks? Right now my 3 week old layer chicks are pecking on the meaties so I have them separate in the coop but I would like to get them out all together. Do fellow meat birds stay out at night or do you put them indoors? I am worried about predators, we have coyotes and black bears not to mention the normal offenders. Are bears ever a real problem? I know I would probably have to build something out of hardware cloth and wood but is it enough? I'm new at this and am interested in all of your suggestions.