Our newest additions to our chicken coop have decided they want free run of the yard. And do just so. But unlike our older girls they tend to stay out of the gardens, away from our plants, so we pretty much have left them be.
This morning to all our surprise, and much excitement, from both kids and dogs, they visited the porch. Lots of little tid-bits of food to find, kept them returning.
I do worry a bit about them being too adventurous, and getting too close to the dogs, or wandering farther away from the house. But not much can deter these girls. They jump, glide, fly over 5 foot fences. So about the only thing that'll keep them in is covering the whole chick yard with bird netting. And that'd be a pricey endeavor, especially for a place we're only in another 2 months.
I'll just have to be on my game, making sure the chicks are out back when letting the dogs out.