It was hard..... I just dont want to take a chance on loosing one of them beautiful egg laying babes! But we turned them loose for the first time into our back yard yesterday rather than just leaving them in their coop and run. Its a 100x150 yard but chainlink fenced to 5 feet height. I wasnt worried about predators but i didnt want one of the girls to get spooked and take flight over the fence then not be able to figure out how to get back into the yard before dark. All went well, most eventful part of it was watching one find something in the yard that the rest of the crew thought they had to have to and they would all take off like a shot at a full run to get there ASAP. Had a few "flights" at about 12 inches of elevation for 30 or 40 feet but that was all the flyhing they did.