...will they come back home? Or are they like my defective rat terrier, who used to try and run away and get lost 200ft from home? : Also, how hard are chicken to catch and/or herd back to where they are supposed to play? We have a very low fence (for the dogs; it's only 3ft high, green wire thing) surrounding most of my property, wide open fields all around, and a busy road about 300ft from where their coop will be. I plan to have a big enclosed run, but I want to let them out, supervised, to weed the garden and hang out doing chicken things for a couple hours a day. Am I setting myself up, LOL?