Today I found out that my 4 girls are intrepid explorers even in the rain. I wasn't sure how they would react as I had read many postings pro and con. I let them out to free range as usual and after a 20 second loud discussion among themselves they took off as usual, spent all day either hunting worms and put themselves to bed as they usually do. This investment in hens, coop, food and feeders has created the best fun I have had in years and the grand kids love them too. Our small dog is a little too curious but our Rhode Island bigger girl pecked her on the nose and that took care of that!