We have built a new enclosed run for the chooks over the last couple of days, partly because they were slowly destroying all of our lawn and partly because they were making far too much mess on the patio. The holes they were digging were getting deeper by the day and we were slowly falling in them! They will still get out on the grass from time to time, but only when I am out there with them. We have made the run so it is part of our backyard sustainable living, so our current vege gardens and fruit trees are in the run. They also have access behind the shed and around to another area that will become gardens down the track. So really they will now be off the small lawn area where the kids play, and off the concrete. We will be growing something up the netting, not sure what yet!