I picked up these two adoptees 12 days ago, RIR and Redstar (I think) They have been real antsy whenever I come to the coop looking like they want to get out. Last night I did a search on this forum and found the best way of training your chickens to free range is let them out 2 hours prior to sunset since they will instincutally want to come home to roost. I locked the Dogs on the deck and the cats inside, crossed my fingers and opened the door. They immediately started scratching in an area I just tranplanted a tree, They were there for 10 minutes or so then started to wander. After about an hour of wandering around they started to walk home,.. it was a proud moment for me! Hope you enjoy the photos! Don Woot,.. we are FREE!!! YUM BUGS AND STUFF Whats over here? Where are we? Heading Home! Home at last!