Hello there! This is my first post on BYC but Ive been lurking for awhile. (Ive learned MUCH here!!) My question: I have 6 - 2 month old chickens (2 black sex link females, 1 barred rock hen, 1 barred rock roo, and 2 Rhode Island Red/Columbian females) destined to be layers/pets living on a small horse farm in south western Ontario, Canada (4.5 acres). Right now, theyre living in a fabulous, spacious, insulated coop with windows but I hope to free range them during the day, much like I do my horses except without fence. My horse fence is electric which offers some protection from larger predators (I hope!) like dogs and coyotes. Does anyone have any advice on how I should introduce my flock to the outside world that is likely to maximize their chance of survival and my peace of mind and the likelihood that Ill be able to entice them back to the safety of the coop at night?