When we are around the house, I let them free range in our small yard. When we are gone away the girls stay in the run. Sometimes when we want to go, they don't want to cooperate. They are having too much fun to go in. Sometimes I wonder which of my neighbors are watching and laughing as I chase them round and round the coop/run trying to get them ine. My wife has admitted to watching and laughing as she watches from the kitchen window. My 5 girls are about 8 weeks old and just don't feel like going in sometimes.