I have been wanting to let my chickens free range some in the afternoons when I get home from work. Yesterday it was pouring rain and there were bugs a plenty so we let the girls (and our guy) out. We had to run some errands so we left the coop door open with a light on inside. When we got home, all 21 hens and 1 rooster were on their roosting poles!! This is so exciting for me LOL. I was worried our dogs would get one of them even though they have been beaten into submission when it comes to the chickens. When we pulled into the carpet we saw something in the dog house and panicked. It was a deer head!! LOL!! People dump their carcasses on the dirt road across from our house and the dogs love them. I don't so much. I'm rambling! But just wanted to share this exciting turn of events. I now have partially free ranging chickens!