My newest flock of 26 Black Stars and 6 EE's are just 8 weeks old and well blended with the older birds so I figured it was time to liberate them from the coop to chicken yard. I could have done it a few days earlier but wanted to let the latest rain get past us, so yesterday was the first. Of course they immediately discovered every place in the yard that allowed them to escape--a small hole next to the gate that I hadn't noticed and places where they could jump up and fit through the mesh. I'll take care of those today. No problem getting them back in at night, however. When I went down to close up the coop at dusk they were all lined up on their roost, completely tuckered out.