I generally leave them in the coop for a couple of weeks before I let them out.
Though the hoops are open at the front and they can see out. Then they get a feel for the area.
Of course my other coops have runs so they stay in for couple of weeks there too. Though this past week I had my Marans wander into the wood and I got scratched up trying to get them back home, before I got the can of scratch and "lead" them back home. They have not been out since.
I've been seeing rabbit in the yard at evening so I figure they must be back and there are not predators nearby. I have been going into the woods and "marking" quite a bit too. I've also been starting fires in the back fire ring. There is a great deal to burn and clean up in the woods. Some big trees have fallen. Bigger than my little chainsaw can handle I think.
Well take care folks. Hope tomorrow isn't to bad. School volunteer tomorrow.
Rancher, stayed up to late, Hicks.