I have chickens in a coop right now and I was planning on adding on. The chicks are coming next week and I have the brooder ready. When they are old enough to go out I was planning on putting them in with the chickens until I get them used to going out by the creek. Then we will build another coop just for them close to the creek. It's a little ways out there but I'm hoping they will fair well out there. One problem is the creek floods sometimes so we plan on building it up high. I wasn't going to clip wings either. How high can Cayugas and Runner fly? And do you think keeping them close to the house until they get used to going out by the creek? Should I build the new coop closer to the house and they can wander out to the creek when they want to? Thanks! This is our chicken coop. It houses 11 chickens and there is room to add on under. This is our back yard the creek is at the edge of the drop off towards the back of the photo.