I have 12 EE youngsters that were given to us by my DH's boss when they were a couple of days old. I really didn't need 12 more birds, but we couldn't say no. So, they are now living in a 12'x12' stall in the horse barn. I believe there are 6 roos in the bunch. They're 9 weeks old now and, boy, are they an aggressive bunch of birds -- much more so than my 12 pullets that are now 3-1/2 months old. I'd like to let them out to free range. Maybe if the roos had a little more room and a job to do keeping their girls safe they won't fight so much. I don't have any enclosed pen or fence, but there are a lot of places for them to hide from daytime predators. Are they old enough to turn loose to free range? They've been in the stall for a month now, so it certainly is home to them. I'm thinking they might hang out near the older birds, who are in an enclosed run. I am only planning to keep 2-3 of the EE pullets, and (please don't crucify me for this) I'm not as concerned about losing one here or there. They are wilder than March hares and are not anything like the other ones that all have names and are pets. I'm thinking I should let them out a couple hours before dark so they don't have all day to disappear. We have cats in the area, but they seem to be interested in the mice -- they have never even looked at or gotten near my coop. Any advice will be much appreciated!!!