In the past few weeks I have allowed my chickens to free range on our 9 acre property during the day. I was always nervous before to let them out unsupervised fearing predators would get my pets. I see how they really enjoy it plus it gives them space to roam and not be cooped up all day. And I have noticed an increase in my egg production, before letting them out they had all stopped. So now their happy and I'm happy. When it gets dark they all voluntarily go into the coop and all I have to do is close the door. But first thing in the morning they are all waiting at the door to go out. That said... do any of you let your chickens free range day and night?