I have been letting our little flock free range under my supervision for the past couple of weeks. My primary concern is multiple neighbor's dogs that on occasion get loose. However, I can't spend 2-3 hours a day outside just hanging out and while I do outdoor chores, DD doesn't like just being out there for hours yet....She gets bored and wants to play inside or for some reason just go inside (she's a toddler, mysterious creatures they are).. So yesterday I let them out around 10 and checked on them periodically until about 2pm when I put them back in their run because the dog needed some outside run around time. They were fine, didn't stray (I wasn't worried about that anyway) and all was well. I just let them out again and will check on them periodically again.. DH is terrified they are going to get eaten by, something or everything, but I really can't spend hours outside watching them every day and I want them to free range. I'm feeling brave but at the same time wondering if this is going to come back and bite me in the butt. DH is getting ready for a massive "I told you so" at any point.. I can't be the only one who lets their flock free range without supervision though?