When did you first start letting your chickens free range? Everyday I have about 3+ chickens that have literally flown the coop and are on the outside trying to figure out how to get back in. I'm not worried when the majority of the flock is on the inside because then the outside chickens stay as close to them as possible with the fence in between them. However, if I were to let the entire flock out, how would I know if they'd come back? I tried to take half of them (the less desirables) and put them onto my lawn which is a couple hundred feet away. They just ran back after a few minutes. I'm nervous about doing this because I would hate to lose a chicken or rooster ever, but especially before I get any eggs! Also, where are they likely to go? Anywhere? All around everything else is dirt and random weeds, so I'd assume they'd go to the lawn which is nice and green, but I don't know.