I have 16 chicks that are 5 weeks old that I have raised using the MHP method in a wire crate located in my chicken run. My other pullets and cockerels have done really well with them. This past week we started leaving their crate open so they can have access to the run at all times. It is going great! My boss cockerel is very protective of them. He watches out for the others around them and will run off one of the other cockerels if he gets too close. He also is very aware when we come into the run as well. I was not expecting him to behave this way so I am pleasantly surprised. I do have a question though. When do you think I can move them into the coop at night? I'm in process of adding on a Gentleman's Pad to house the 3 cockerels until they are older. I dont want them to mess with my pullets now.