My eight-week-old pullets and guineas are chicken! I've been letting them out of their small run for part of the day for a couple weeks now, and they are sticking awfully close to the barn, often clustered under the pop door or back in their coop/stall. It's rare for me to see any of them more than 30' from their run. I can sometimes coax them a little further out with some scratch, but they fairly quickly return to the lee of the barn. I have 26 acres on which they may safely roam, no roads, dogs patrol for predators. I want the little beggars out from underfoot! Pooping in pasture! Eating bugs and looking scenic! How long will it take for them to, you know, range? The guineas are particularly annoying, as all eight of them move in a scrum, and if one gets separated, they spend all their time and energy trying to reunite and shrieking about it. On the plus side, it's easy for me and my right-hand-dawg, Pip, to put them up in the evening.