fence of the run keeps balls and kids from knocking the hive. So far I have only seen one chicken try and eat a bee and I am sure that won’t happen again.
The coop design is one I got off the net and is for a Northern climate. To adjust for our South East Australian climate I have extra insulation in the roof and perches which can be spaced out for heat and closer in winter.
We are new to chickens and are still developing our flock and currently have two Barnevelder hens and five Light Brahma chicks. Our broody is an old light Sussex who is beyond her laying days but whilst she keeps going broody she will survive so to speak.