Well, today I became an official BYC owner! I am the proud papa of an 8 bird flock. Oh, btw..... there is NO bad undertones for my screen name. I am a firefighter. Just like to clarify that in every forum before someone accidentally gets offended. Picked up 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes from 1 breeder and 3 each of Barred Rock and Golden Buffs from another. All 8 are pullets. The BR's and GB's are a couple weeks older than the GLW's. They actually group up in their 6 / 2 families right now and the GLW's know they arent the top hens. Lol. I am thinking that one of my BR's may be a cockerel but I'll post that in the appropriate forum. My question as a new member & owner is this: When should I let them all free range?? They all free ranged prior to me buying them. Right now i have them in the run and coop together to interact. There has been very little "fighting" and with them being in a new yard and coop I am leary of letting them out to soon since they dont know where "home" is just yet.