I have a dozen egg layers. They were free range. I checked on them every day during the summer to see if they were wandering over to the neighbors who are very close. This fall I noticed the chickens over there so I went and talked to the neighbors. they said they enjoyed having them around so I offered a dozen eggs per week for my chicken's use of their land. They were happy with that. This has been going on for about 6 weeks. The other day the neighbors said the chickens were pooping in their toolshed, so I tod them I would pen them up, and sunday night I did. This mornign when I went out to check on the hens they were talkin' up a storm,lol. As I walked toward the door they all gathered near the door. They wanted out of there!,lol. I hate to keep them cooped up, so I guess Im either going to fence between us and the neighbors, or build chicken tractor.