I have 5 week old adorable Isa Brown chicks. My husband has not built a run yet so I am wondering if I can let them out free range for a while - I will be watching them at all times. OR . . . should I put them in a 5 foot fenced area to play - a circle of chicken wire - instead? Love this site since I am a first-time chicken Mom. It's been such fun so far but even though I have two books from the bookstore - Chickens for Dummies and Raising Chickens, the books don't tell you everything. Thanks everyone - you've all been a great help!!!!