The past few weeks my 2 chickens have learnt how to jump over/slide under the fence that keeps them off the paving/out of the plants so we've sort of given up and have let them roam the backyard as they please during the day. I think this has somewhat spoilt them as now, they can't stand being in their coop. In the mornings they're particularly bad and make a little too much noise for a suburban backyard... I'm wondering if they'll get used to being in their coop for a few hours in the morning until people are around and they can be supervised and let back out, or if they'll continue to carry on like that. Sometimes they can do the same during the day, but they always do this in the morning. I know the simple solution is to let them out and I would quite happily let them out all day but they keep pooping on the paving and there can be cats in our area. I don't want to annoy my parents or provide lunch for hungry cats. I let them out whenever is possible but sometimes that's only a few hours at the end of the day and they go CRAZY in there. If they could understand why I had a fence up we'd be all good, but they insist on exploring. How can I get them to understand that being in their coop is necessary sometimes?