A friend and I are going in together on 25 Cornish roaster chicks just to try it out. We were all ready to order a month ago. He was going to house them at his place. That is until his landlord put the kybosh on it. Hed had chickens there for a while but I guess when he signed his new lease this week, there is now a no pets rule . Well, I guess that leaves me. I have a 8x12 coop I built for my hens with an oversized pen. The pen is kind of shaped like an angle bracket. One section is 15x25 and the other end is 13x25. So one of the wings is more than enough for the 18 hens I have. My question is, if I fence off one of the wings and build a range type shelter, will the roasters be safe without something like a coop to go in at night? I'm going to bury some more chicken wire along the margins of the fence so if something tried to dig under the main fence theyll get a face full of metal. I just dont know how else to do it without spending a lot of money I dont have to build another coop. Thoughts?