I've got 6 pullets and a roo; their run is about 20' x 40' with plenty of grass growing in it (not sure, though, that next year there'll be as much since this the first year with chickens!). I know this is more than enough room for my little flock, but I'd love to let them out once in awhile when we're home to watch them (we work full time, so this would have to be on weekends only). However, I'm worried they'll roam too far. I'd like to be able to let them out to roam (I have a little over 10 acres) for a few hours, and then be able to "herd" them gently back into their run. I can't visualize my husband and me running around trying to get them back in! Also worried they'll enjoy being out so much they won't want to go back in. Can anyone give me pointers on how to go about this endeavor? My thought is to let them out and then shut the door on the run. Then, when I want them to go back in, open the door to the run and hope they decide to go back in, knowing their feed is in the run? Any pointers will be most appreciated! Thanks, folks!