Ok, here's the scene. The chicks are 3 weeks old today. They have, for the most part lost all the fuzzy down and got their feathers. They have more than tripled in size and seem to be getting anxious to get out of the brooding area we have set up for them. Since they were all raised together since they were 1 to 2 days old, I wouldn't think there would be too much of a problem with putting them all in the "yard" area at the same time. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? We are considering giving them their freedom this weekend.