After a rough start it appears that the Cornish Cross chicks are going to take advantage of their free range lifestyle. When we first put them in the front yard they just stayed in one spot and hid in the shade. Now they are cruising around the entire house – not quickly mind you – but they do get there. It helps that they have a boyfriend to guide them. The Cornish Cross have all turned out to be hens and my California Leghorn rooster – Foghorn Leghorn – has taken a liking to them. He escorts them all over the yard and has really encouraged them to venture out. I guess the babies are growing up.