Our chicks are a little over 3 months and their rather large run seems pretty sterile these days so I penned up the dog (fair is fair) and opened the gate to the chicken run. What fun it was to see them out in the grass pecking and scratching! Gus, the dog, has been here longer and so his rights supercede the girls, but we're looking at penning him up in the late afternoon so our chickens can have a bit of freedom too. At 8:30 they found their way home and all I had to do was shut the door to their house. Anyone else free range on a part-time basis? Any problem with this?