Well I'm new to this board and new to chickens. Had some chickens when I was 6, long long time ago, and bought a place with a coop so we decided to clean it up and see what happens. I have four chicks about 4 or 5 weeks old and five about 3 weeks old. All is well so far. There are some barred rocks, silkies and a few others I'm not sure of. Does't matter much what kind, my kids love them and they eat bugs. Hope to settle on a some large egg layers later and maybe a turkey and some ducks. I'll be learning a lot on here I'm sure but right now my only question is when can I let them out to free range? They have a large coop and a large inclosed run and they all go in the dog kennel as soon as the sun sets. Kennels in the coop, so they know were home is.