My 3 chickens are about 14 weeks old and kept in a secure 10x10 foot run with attached coop. They have everything they need in there, but are starting to rush the door when I come out to check on them or let them out in the morning. I'd like to let them have some free range time during the day but we are in a suburban neighborhood and I'm afraid they will fall prey to a cat, or jump the 6 foot fence into a neighbors yard (with dogs). How do I know I'll be able to get them back in the coop when I want to go inside? I only want them out (at least at first) when I'm out there- but with a 3 year old I may not be able to just stay out there, so I need to be able to round them up and put them away. Any tricks? Will I lose them in my plants? Will they destroy my yard? Is it cruel to just keep them in the run? How difficult is it to clip their wings? Any advice or words of wisdom would be appreciated. Thanks!