I must have got a dumb batch of turkeys. My turkeys are all in the freezer and my chickens are still crowing and laying eggs. I use 2" x 4" wire mesh and cover the sides of my chickens run and top to prevent wild critters from getting in. I would get some bantam Japanese or bantam cochins. Nice calm birds and lay eggs smaller than those in the store but you can raise a few extra hens in the same space as the standard size chickens. I do not recommend the Silver Spangled Hamburgs or the Egyptians. Both breeds are flighty and very noisey. Hens lay eggs consistantly though. If you do get roosters only need 1-2 for every 10-12 hens. My ratio is 50/50 cause I made the mistake of telling my kids that when I was a kid the only roosters that were butchered were the ones that had names. Next thing I know all the roosters have names.