“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing."
A free-range flock is at higher risk of predation than confined birds. Providing natural and artificial cover in the form of bushes, boxes, branches will provide a degree of security and safe-haven when predators are detected.
Check out these cute backyard chicken coops! I can paint it to match my house or make a great garden focal point. Plus, this design is the easiest coop on the market to keep clean-- cuts chores to once every few weeks! The design is also flexible and allows you to expand the coop later and to add runs in a bunch of shapes!