These are my first chicks ever. 2 BR, 1 BO and 1 silkie. They are 4 weeks old, go out into their run during the day and back into my basement at night because their coop is not finished. In the evening after dinner I like to let them out and peck about the yard a bit, it is a very relaxing thing to watch them just do their chicken business. Why is that? Anyway it is beginining to get difficult to catch them and put them back in their brooder. If I continue to let them out am I going to regret this? Will it only become harder to catch them? Also I have a small suburban yard with veggie and flower patches. So far the girls have not wandered out of my yard or caused much destruction in my gardens. I am wondering if this will become more of a problem as they get bigger. thanks for advice.