Well, my babies went to their new home on Monday last week. We drove them out there. I should have known better than to raise a bunch of chickens for people who had never had them before, and aren't inclined to take advice. My babies got stuck in a coop for SIX DAYS before they let them out in the grass! Then they complained that it took a long time to get them back into the coop. I could have told them that would happen! They are wanting to let them free-range eventually, and said they read that to be sure the chickens know that the coop is their home, you need to keep them in it for several days and not let them out. Sounds like a good way to make them HATE their coop if you ask me! *scream* I tried my best to dissuade them from this.....they had originally said they were going to make a big fenced run for them, but then at the last minute they informed me of their change in plans. I even offered to let them borrow the big portable run that my mom and I built, for a couple weeks, so at least the chickens could be on the ground, yet contained. No, no, they didn't want that. Sorry, this is turning into a huge sob story, I know. I am just so annoyed with them for treating their chickens (my babies!) like this! Fortunately I have my little Peanut (bantam), Biddy (Ameraucana) and Biddy#2 (SLW that mom just had to keep, too) LOL It took them awhile to get used to being the Three Lonely Musketeers, but now I think they like having the yard to themselves! Like I said, my mom and I built this huge portable run for them, with little doors on the sides and completely covered on top. It hooks to their coop, so they can come and go in the sunshine however they want. I will post pics in the coop/run section soon!