Hello all. Rookie with a dumb question. I have had some BCM pullets (4) for a couple of weeks now. They are doing great as far as I can tell. I re-purposed an old shed that was on our new 10 acre property, and built a nice 20 ft. Run that is completely enclosed with welded wire. I plan to fence off a larger area around that, maybe 60ftx60ft or even bigger possibly. But we got three weeks straight of rain here in NW Ohio right after I got the birds and the area around the coop and run is now a half frozen swamp so now that prodject will have to wait till spring. So, in the mean time I would like to let them free range occasionally. Luckily, we have a couple of acers of grassy flat with a pond and even a stream. On three sides we have several acres of woods (6-10 actually) between us and neighbors. Our only adjacent neighbor has 5 acres of there own land and house is about 400 yards from the coop, but without a fence, just a double row of small pines. The long winded question. Anybody see a problem, just letting the run on days when I am home? Have they been there long enough to come back in the evening? Any good strategies or thoughts? Thanks, Jon Btw, I have learned sooooooo much just lurking around here for a few weeks. You are all great. Especially love he old timer thread.