I am hand-rearing a couple cockerels that were isolated from flock owing to health reasons a couple weeks or more ago. Health was restored very quickly, but we found reasons not to repatriate into source flocks. Chicks now either free-range near house or go on road with me. At home they spend day with three dogs also kept free-range. With me on road they spend most of day in a 5-gallon bucket except for an hour in morning and 1.5 hours in evening. Some days they are out all day in a very public setting around lots of people. The cockerels keep tabs on me and we talk a lot to stay together. Fun stuff involves the amount of walking we do when in the road. The time outside the bucket means walking about a city park where we get lots of insects. We are routinely walking 300 yards each way from bucket. Bucket is left hidden in bushes as we go walking. We are acting like a group of wild chickens and the cockerels are getting into the act very well.