We have 5 one year olds that currently free range in the afternoon once I get home from work. I have 3-6 wk old girls that have had the run of our coop/run for about 2 weeks now. Couple questions, when should I let them out to free range with the big girls? Second, for the first time last night they finally went into the coop on their own. It was a proud moment for this chicken mom as I'm spying on them with the binoculars from the deck, you should have heard me say with excitement to my husband "they're in"!!!!! But I digress, I have a crate in the coop for them to sleep in but at what point do I remove that and make a small roost for them? We are practicing the see but no touch method with access to the open run with the big girls. They didn't go in the crate last night but was huddled in the corner chirping quite loudly like in a panic. They also refuse to roost on the 2x4 i have in the crate instead cram themselves behind it huddled together? These little girls are proving to be quite a learning experience.