So, we're going to let the chicks out this weekend.. They're about eight weeks old now, and have been in the coop for two weeks. My thinking was that two weeks in the coop should be plenty of time for them to make a home of it, but then I talked to my dad today....... He asked if we had a little pen they could go out in for the first few days..no..we're gonna let'em straight out to free range (we have a LGD who keeps the barnyard clear of predators). He asked if they were tame or wild...uh, they're pretty wild. He laughed and asked what I'd do if they didn't come back..? Well...I kinda thought "coming home to roost" was what chickens DID, on their own...instinctually. So, my question is...am I about to send my chickens out, never to be seen again, or will they come back like I'm thinking they will?