I don't have my chicks yet but like the idea of letting them free range. We are on 2 1/2 acres with christmas trees growing all around us. If I let then out when they are big enough, do they know how to go home? I would not be able to supervise them every minute they were out. I never free ranged when I had chickens before but some learned how to fly the coop and always made it in at night.