I am probably too over protective but we waited until our chicks were almost 12 weeks old before we allowed them to wander unsupervised today. Last night we let them out for 2 hours in the early evening as suggested often here on BYC and they were the happiest little girls. Today, they could not wait to "escape" their run. They are soooo very happy but I am a nervous wreck. I KNOW they are safe in their run now I can only hope they are OK. I hope it gets easier.