I think this is in the right section (behaviors). I am really quite new to chickens but have lurked a while and think I may already know the answer, but would like to get some "expert" feedback. I currently have my chickens in a run that is about 30' x 120'. It is rather large and they range all day in there. They have access to feed at will as well. But I also have an acre of ground (pasture/field) that could present them with many plants and bugs to forage on. The problem I have is that we actually live on the corner of a road that goes right to a middle school and a busier road out front. Most of it is fenced, but is just field fencing the chickens could squeeze through or fly over. I want to be able to let them range, but I don't want them out in one of the roads getting hit or exposed to some obnoxious teen walking home from school. I am guessing that for the most part they will stay inside the fence and since the coop is home and where they roost the will always come back and not venture too far away. Do I have any bigger concerns with letting them out? No need to comment about predators as I know the risks there already, I am mostly concerned with them staying on my property. I also have a garden that I wouldn't mind some pest control in, but I am afraid they will just eat the greens and damages the veggies. Is this a valid concern?