My Pekins are turning 14 weeks on July 1st and I have never really let them out to free range until today...Not that I didnt want to, but they just seemed so weird about coming out of their run. Finally, with much coaxing and a little intervention we were able to get all 11 out the door! They were in heaven and really enjoyed their time doing ducky things. Getting them back home was another story, it took some time, but we did it. They stayed very close to their run and didn't go near the road.....Which is my one fear. We have about 2 acres surrounded by corn fields on a heavily traveled country road..... Do ducks and chickens know not to go near the road, are they smart enough to know better? I read on the forums about predetors, but never hear about anyone loosing a duck or chicken to a vehicle. Just wondering???? Will the ducks catch on? They just seemed so uptight about going outside their run. I would really like them to go out daily with the chickens and enjoy the yard and all the treats!