I've had my girls for almost 2 weeks, and I thought it was time to try and see how they'd do outside their enclosure. There was weed picking, and bug hunting, and a good time was had by all. This is my most awesome dog, Kady, chillin' with the chickens. I'm hoping she will help deter predators while they're out. They seemed so happy to explore. And our backyard is already a barren wasteland, so I'm not concerned about any 'destruction'. It will probably end up looking better.