Hello, I'm getting ready to buy a house on 3 acres. About half of it is fenced in (livestock fencing for cattle). I may get sheep down the road, no plans for a big cow at this point. I plan on keeping about a half dozen or so layers, a rooster, plus ideally some fryers in summer. I haven't decided if I'll use dual purpose birds or if I'll buy a bunch of Cornish Cross birds every year. I want to let them forage as much as possible. Should I build a small shelter and let them free range in the pasture? I already have a barn, so it will just require boxing in an area of it. They should be protected from dogs/coyotes there, but small predators will be a threat. The other option will be a chicken tractor, but that will require a lot of movement to keep them foraging, plus it will be harder to expand in the future if I want. I guess I'm trying to decide if they'll be safe enough ranging to let them run wild. Thanks in advance, and I'm sure I'll have many more questions in the following weeks.