Along with the coop you will need an area of the garden where the hens can free range. It is good to give your hens as much space as possible. You may want to fence off an area of the garden for them to roam in during the day. It is great to give the hens as much space as possible, but you should also ensure they are safe from predators. Daytime predator attacks can happen, so if you live near bush or on acreage you will probably want to have a fully enclosed free range area. The minimum recommended space (not including coop) for 2 hens in 10 metres square with an extra 3 metres square per additional hen. If you have a secure garden it is probably best to let them free range. The free range area should include items of interest such a sticks to perch on, things to hide behind, plants to provide shade and areas to dust bathe in. This will help keep the girls entertained. The more space they can enjoy the better as they can be quite claustophobic after their time in the cage. They are okay in a cosy coop at night, but need plenty of space in the day.