The "rescued" flock that I have now has been cooped up in a pen for a little over a week. When is it possible to start free ranging them? They follow me around in a line while I am in the runw ith them but not sure what will happen if I let them out. I feed them in their coop/ run only will that be enough to make them come back or will the excitment of being out be too much and they will never come back? I also have a 5 month old pup that is not fazed by them one bit through the pen but I have a feeling he might try to play with them on the outside. And then the 5 barn cats. should I even risk it? Of course I will be with them when I first let them out. I feel like such a newb again.