DH and I litterally just finished refurbing an old chicken coop in our yard. The girls have been out exploring the coop and run for the past 3 hours. I made a deal with myself: I'll go out at 7:30 (when they put themselves to bed), and if they're roosting, I'll leave them be. If they're up and about, they'll come inside for one more night. I've already been out there spying on them, but not disturbing them, and they seem fine. The coop is roughly 20 feet from our bedroom window, and I'll be sleeping with the window wide open so I can hear anything and everything that goes on. I'll also have my rifle ready! I think I just need to take a big-girl pill and let them be chickens, but they're my babies!