Hey all, I've been wishing that we could free-range our chickens, but unfortunately we have a fairly small backyard, and a 6-foot fence that some of the chickens could surely fly over. I wouldn't worry so much about them flying over the north fence, but if they flew over the south fence, they'd be gonners because of the german shepard that is out 24/7 in that yard. We have our chickens in a run that is approximately 12 x 10 feet and they're completely enclosed. ANYway... I was wondering what some good alternatives are to free-ranging? We do pull grass out and give them clumps. We also give them bugs and stuff to scratch around with and in and play with, along with treats and such. I just wish so much that they could come out and be in the yard! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, thanks!