I got 12 babies a little over 2 weeks ago and they are getting huge! I'm not sure how old they are, all the farm store told me was that when eggs hatch, they get chicks the next day...so I know that my six pullets are 2 weeks old, but the other 6 straight runs are significantly larger then the pullets. Should I let them roam around in the grass every now and then? How do I keep them from running away? I thought about using a laundry basket upside down! but it won't fit all 12 should I wait until the run is built? I would be with them the whole time because we have hawks, fox, minx, coyotes, raccoons, etc... I just don't want to let them out if they will all run away...do they tend to stick around each other? I think i would just put them in a tub to transfer them from the brooder to the yard...please help me with my silly questions! I didn't think I'd get so concerned about chickens! I just wanted 2-3 laying hens and here I am with 12...how did THAT happen?