Yesterday, I opened up the grow-out coop/pen so the 6 week old chicks could exit their pretty cramped quarters, explore the main run, and mingle with the flock members who don't yet go galavanting all over the property with the main flock. There are six Salmon Favorelles (3 are cockerels), six FBCMs and a Buckeye, and they are all growing very fast. Big birds for their age, and fully feathered. Some of the FBCMs are Roos, as is the Buckeye, I think. They burst out of the pen gate and.....stopped dead. What?! OUT?! Oh, noooo. Mostly they ran around the pen. Literally. Four feet this direction, turn left, turn left again, make another left, and end up back at the gate/door again. One or two went a bit further, three feet or so, and right back again. The older birds were interested in them, curious. Not aggressive. Whew! Today they are venturing a tad further. One investigated another coop/pen and got "stuck" there. A SF roo. Eventually he found where he'd gotten in, and dashed out in a tizzy. Chickens are so much fun.