I raised 5 chicks . 2 bantams from 16 weeks and 3 baby chicks from 3 weeks old, a RR, Red sex link and Blue Wyandotte ..they are very friendly. I have an urban chicken tractor and a run that attaches to it. I have floor fencing since there are many predators out in my area. Raccoons, cats, foxes and dogs that aren't mine and not leashed! I live in a very suburban neighborhood.. I would love to let them out with me when I'm in the backyard working, which is quite often . I'm not sure how to get them back in though!! My yard is pretty tropical with lots of palms and trees and brush.I was wondering about chicken leashes? Or another trick to get them back in safely... They are now 33 and 19 weeks old. (Finally one of the bantams has started to lay!!!) or and some snakes too, but I heard that was ok? Thanks for any advice as I feel bad I can't hang out with them like I could when they were small.