Whew! What an exciting morning it has been. It all started when our old english rooster came shooting out of the coop to great the day and flew right over the fencing. I thought wow, this is going to be a challenge getting him back in with out letting everybody out. He looked immediately relaxed and started munching on fresh grass. We've been vacillating on whether to let our chicks free range because we have countless eagles, hawks and vultures cruising the skies. As it is we've already had an attack within the chick run. The run was shaped so it was too difficult for the bird of prey to carry the rooster out. I flushed the hawk out and cooped the rest of the chickens. But today, watching our old english look so happy to be exploring I thought well, let's give a try. I let the rest of the 14 members out (wyndottes, belgian quails & old english). They are having a blast! It's as if they've been given carte blanche at Disneyland. I just hope they are alert and safe .any suggestions? Tips on getting them back into the coop at dusk??