I have 5 Indian runners that are almost 6 weeks old. For the last 10 days or so they have been in the coop with a courtyard that they can go into during the day but no further. At least 2 of them really REALLY want to start foraging but I'm a bit nervous about letting them out. Right about dusk when I let the chickens in the coop I find that the Indian Runners are already bedded down in their corner. Every night without fail. How likely are they to go bed down in the coop like this if I set them free from their courtyard during the day? I have scovies that refuse to go in the coop but they're much more able to take care of themselves with regards to predators. I fear the runners would just be snacks so I'm afraid to set them free during the day. Is it safe yet to let them roam during the day? Or should I give them more time in the coop/courtyard setup? Edit: Oh and if it makes any difference, while they spent their first 4 weeks in the house they never actually really warmed up to people. Given that most of my flock is pastured during the day having skittish birds is actually a benefit. Unless they don't see the coop as their safe spot then evenings are going to make cat herding look like preschool games. the dang things are fast and move like fish in a school!