In the past week or so I started letting my girls and Montgomery out to the coop. At least to a limited period each day. In the later afternoon, after they should be done laying, I open the coop and let them run. The garden is done except for some squash at the far end and potatoes needing to be dug, so we don't need to worry about that.
The girls seem to enjoy it.
And Montgomery keeps an eye on his girls. I have discovered they love apple cores, as well as ears of tough sweet corn.
And I am trying to keep up with the eggs. I wish it were cooler to be able to bake more.