After the rains of the last few days Chicken World is a mud bath and as there is no time to move it along the paddock before the move, each morning that I am at home to keep a general eye on them the girls (and boys) are free ranging over the whole of our 4.5 acres.
I say that but in reality all though they could free range over all of the land they don't go far, they loiter just outside Chicken World, near to their feeders and water drinkers. They sit under the trampoline if the rain starts and if they fancy stretching their legs, or they hear me or the dogs out and about they visit the house.
It's nice to have chickens on the patio, it's how we started off in the first few days, weeks and months of chicken keeping when we had only 10 rescued White Stars. They mooched about around and on occasion in the house very soon becoming part of the family. It's amazing how quickly you can lose your heart to a chicken.