OK, Im gonna dive in here w/ what I KNOW will sound like the lamest Q to hit BYC here goes: How do you get the chickens to go back into the coop after you let them out for the day, whether to run around the yard free or in a run? I read on a site about feeding them morning and evening (and calling them) so that they associate ME w/ GOOD STUFF and consequently go where I want them to. We want our chicks to cruise around the yard and enjoy their run, both. And we want them back in the coop at night, safe and sound. But many sites speak of feeders in the coop. And therein is found my utter confusion: if they have food all the time why on earth would ME=GOOD STUFF? If I were they, Id stick my cute little beak in the air and ignore all the Chick, chick, chick-ing that I was so looking forward to shelling out. Thanx for helping!