so I should be getting some chickens soon from a neighbor (our st has the best barter system I love it). Does anyone have any suggestion for a cheap, pretty simple coop design. I want to have 4ish hens and give them a good amount of space each. I also want to let them eat the yummy stuff in the grass, but not my garden. And at the same time I need to keep them safe from predators (of which there are many in my woods). can i give them a run that will let them peck at the ground and not be eaten?? thanks so much.
(I also posted this in diggin in the earth)