Well we've had our chickens for a little over two weeks. We have a fox or maybe foxes that roam our property, so I thought my dream of free ranging was dead. But, I wanted to try, and figure if I start losing chickens then, I will know, I cannot free range. So I leave the gate open some days when I am home all day...so far Mabel is the only one who has decided to leave the run. So...she is our free ranger...not to be confused with free loader, as she is the only hen laying right now:-)
She seems pretty happy out here!